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Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles and lives in Boston. He is the author of a collection of poetry and flash fiction, Pink X-Ray (Big Table Publishing, 2015). His new book of poems, Momentary Turbulence, is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press. Brad is also the author of five chapbooks of poetry and flash fiction: Democracy of Secrets, Coyotes Circle the Party Store, Dancing School Nerves, An Evil Twin Is Always in Good Company, and Away with Words. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Brad’s poetry and fiction have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, The Los Angeles Times, The Potomac, Folio, Lunch Ticket, The Baltimore Review, Posit, The Midwest Quarterly, Clockhouse, Boston Literary Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, and other publications. Brad’s Web site is bradrosepoetry.com.

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Brad Rose

Love’s Levitation

Although my body is an anchor, it’s beginning to float. The darkness is a dim, fragile music. When I speak, things unhappen. If you listen, carefully, you may hear voices in my skin. There are different kinds of secrets. They conceal something no one knows, the way a dream conceals sleep from the sleeper. Like rain, it’s nothing personal. It occurs to me there has been a change of address. I am closer now to a beginning, a storm without lightning or clouds. The air is loneliness. Birds fall from the flesh of the sky. I think only of you.

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