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Shane Keene

A book reviewer, author, columnists, and musician living in Portland, OR.

24 (Dissonance)

24 (Dissonance) every now and then a glanceleft or right reveals amissing presence,dark flicker ofsilhouette,reminding me I am heavier beneaththe loss of a weightI needed to carryfurther in my imagination, you plummet,disintegrate, meltingbefore […]

23 (The Death Cure)

23 (The Death Cure) able to keep hold of the biggest partsof herself, storing the corpses of others inmemory coffins, wailing to be woken– resistant to themselves but falling likemissing puzzle pieces into […]

22 (Feast of Lies)

22 (Feast of Lies) deception is a candle thatchokes itself out, relights,suffocates, relights,smothers, rekindles, untilit isn’t a candle at allanymore,not even adept imitation,merely ball of amorphouswax that can no longerreignite, no smoke […]

21 (Judas Supper)

21 (Judas Supper) struggle in your skin,rage from your dungeon,dive into freedom,a flaming butterflyinto pellucid shallows liberation feels a lot likefear, tastes like doubt,swallows like lumpsof cold regret, raw asgobbets of pulsingflesh […]

19 (Dirt & Lies)

19 (Dirt & Lies) wake to a sleep in a garden of flesh,scent intertwined, loam, decay, the smellof smoke from bridges burned, the fetidmiasma of fallow fields left too longunturned, until even the […]

18 (I Am a Garden)

18 (I Am a Garden) I am the harvest,anathema to humanity,yet all it strives to poison itsgardens with,dreaming, I create you,in nightmare, destroy,waking, I sustainthe force that eats theparts you no longer haveneed […]

17 (White Rabbit)

17 (White Rabbit) “One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you smallAnd the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all”–Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), “White Rabbit” I wake up […]