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Shane Keene

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

6 (Stranger)

6 (Stranger) you’re stuck in the over-stretched skin of a stranger,your face too tight, your balls two sizes smaller,you’re quite unapproachable in this state the stranger knows who you are,wants to be […]

4 (True Lies)

4 (True Lies) “Is that you, baby,Or just a brilliant disguise?”Bruce Springsteen sometimes the lie thatlies in your hand,less blatant than the lie thatlives in yesterday’s heartbeat,is yet more notable forits rigid […]

3 (Hand-Me-Downs)

3 (Hand-Me-Downs) Wallflowers alwayshave the best seat inthis house,and while I’m no flower,I’m no participant,merely observer,alone,clinging to a wall ofconcealing shadow,making crucialdecisions about thingsI can’t see clearly,blinded in exile, in darknessSuffering is […]