corey mesler




confabulation \kon-FAB-yuh-lay-shuhn\, noun:

1. Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.

2. (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.

I try to fill in the gaps with loose talk.
You are a sun-sized lacuna.
I still see you in white, blinding as a
window, moving toward me
first before moving so far away. I still
believe that talk could have saved
us, the right talk, you understand. Or,
perhaps, you donít. Perhaps itís
just as well, this ocean between us, this
sea of light. Still I want to plug
it with my last book, the one I wrote and
left on my nightstand, bound in black.

Corey Mesler has been a book reviewer, fiction editor, university press sales rep, grant committee judge, father and son. With his wife, he owns Burkeís Book Store, one of the countryís oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He can be found at



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