“Navarro,” Zeke Sanchez

Philip Kobylarz, Alcatraz(es), Photograph




She said,  “You don’t have
To defend every last thing.”
I, with my neck wound,
Already having fled

Zeke Sanchez


Review by Massimo Fantuzzi

Fascinating piece of fiction, rich and worth a whole novel. We read of existences revealing themselves and of masks being called out; we sense what might have led to that particular exchange and what might follow, the lifespans you and I have dug, the disguises we have hidden behind. Perfect tale, where the biographical element is present, singular, yet indicative of everybody’s lived experience: every time we fought, deserted, looked elsewhere, lost, tensed, cooled, walked, teased, unruffled, stumbled, begged.



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