From “understory”

For my wife, Nālani, and our daughter, Kaikainali‘i, on her first

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The Chime

When death stands in your doorway, you must show no weakness. If he

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To Be Asked for a Kiss

Suicide’s Note

by Langston Hughes

The calm,

Cool face of the river

Asked me for a kiss.


The desire to be dead and the desire not to be alive and the desire to kill oneself are three different desires. The desire to die is not the desire to be dead. Anyone who has ever […]

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