only love, mysticism, infinite questions and
infinite answers consumed in conflagrations uncontrollable
and left this world’s
pale colors, insipid
emotions, charades of living
Black Lotus by Lita Lepie
"Possibly one of the most artful colloquial narratives of the past decade."
- E. Cohen
"My only criticism is that it wasn’t long enough..."
"...film noir in a book..."
"Awareness of race, gender and sexual orientation shades [Black Lotus] with great depth..."