Burt Barr

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The Dogs by Burt Barr
​Stephen Mueller

During the summer when the weather had become most oppressive in the city, I received an offer to spend a month away, not far from the ocean; a couple I had met some months before, phoned one afternoon, a day so hot that I could do nothing except sit, and ride out the heat. 

The Dogs by Burt Barr
​Stephen Mueller

During the summer when the weather had become most oppressive in the city, I received an offer to spend a month away, not far from the ocean; a couple I had met some months before, phoned one afternoon, a day so hot that I could do nothing except sit, and ride out the heat. 

Promised Land by Burt Barr

It had rained all night and into the morning, a spring downpour, and now, in the middle of the afternoon, it looked like rain again, the sky a solid grey with dark clouds moving in from the south. 

The Red Cloud by Burt Barr
Arthur Dove Bomb 08

In the early morning in the first light there was a single thin cloud, a long red streak in an all clear sky. 

The White Shirt by Burt Barr
Cy Twombly

The evening before the wedding I drove out to Eastern Long Island.

E, the Undertaker by Burt Barr
Burt Barr

The streets began to steam in late June but it was another two weeks before the hot air reached inside. One morning, another dead Sunday, I awoke early, not long after sunrise.

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