Can I Say, by Christopher Locke

Can I Say, by Christopher Locke

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The sound of striking the head against the back of the book, that almost metallic/wet clicking, made my insides feel hollow. And when the flame sprouted from the top of the match, that feeling deepened. I’d place the tip against a brown elm leaf or a crumpled milk carton, and as the fire slowly grew, eating at the bits of trash, I felt far away and detached, as if watching a television program through someone else’s eyes.

In the six linked essays of his new chapbook, Christopher Locke opens up a secret childhood space dense with palpable danger, incomprehensible adults, and the longing for self-identity even when it carries us far from any familiar home.