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How to Murder a Tree

by Darryl Price, posted 20 hours ago 4949 views00 comments00 favs

Round upthe men!Bonus poem:Just Before They Break Our Hearts by Darryl PriceI'd like to say something. I know it's lonely. It's enough to make you want to walk into the dumb hungry teeming ocean waves and shake hands with Virginia Woolf. It's lonely as fuck. We're not…

concession to the shapes of hunger

by strannikov, posted 23 hours ago 4242 views11 comment11 fav

(no one need fear timidity in our tastes― / we like trying new things, no matter our hastes!)

States of Existence

by Jerry Ratch, posted 46 hours ago 3939 views00 comments00 favs

I’ve fallen beside the sunrise I’ve fallen beside the sunset As well and died I see your face in the shadows under clouds I see your face everywhere And I haven’t even tried But there you are You’re everywhere I look Even when I’m no


by Kevaughn Hunter, posted 46 hours ago 4949 views00 comments00 favs

It was all things considered a particularly odd sight, which Annalise did not know how to handle. Before her, in flesh and blood as far as she could see, a nearly naked man, stood, partially wrapped with her favorite towel, which was left on the balcony,

everything moved in circles

by Tim Young, posted 2 days ago 6868 views88 comments66 favs

everything moved in circles like the music, the booze and the drugs


by James Lloyd Davis, posted 2 days ago 7474 views88 comments66 favs

Senseless, inevitable.

The Four Despairs of Lumpy

by Shawn Misener, posted 3 days ago 7979 views00 comments00 favs

children love to push the gas up and down my limbs

Train Rhythms

by Foster Trecost, posted 3 days ago 6666 views55 comments55 favs

“Well, that depends. Some people, they go to a very good place. And some go to a very bad place. And some don't go anywhere. Just depends on what you believe.

Input? Source? Surrender?

by Michael Tusa, posted 3 days ago 6262 views00 comments00 favs

What a mess.


by Phillis Ideal, posted 4 days ago 7171 views33 comments33 favs

Jo was tailored, Amy was frivolous with ribbons and bows, Meg was plain and sensible; and Beth, who was ill and had no costume changes, wore the same nightgown throughout the dress-up session.

Seventh Love Poem and Seventh Song of Despair

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted 6 days ago 8282 views99 comments88 favs

loving yourself, though highly recommended, never seems adequate

Last Night

by Kait Mauro, posted Mar 11, 2019 110110 views99 comments77 favs

If they are all speaking medicine & I / start speaking French - how / rude am I? Would they understand then / what it is to be entirely left out / of the conversation, unseen?

There Were Giants Upon the Earth in Those Times and the Wickedness of Men

by Angela Kubinec, posted Mar 08, 2019 9797 views88 comments22 favs

A pair of snakes contemplates gulping a pair of frogs.


by Lorenzo Baehne, posted Mar 07, 2019 9595 views88 comments66 favs

I think I lost my mojo. Like a quarter fallen through a hole in my pocket. I'll dispatch a search party. Perhaps they'll find it beneath a bush, huddled against the cold, trembling and goose-fleshed. Or perhaps they'll turn up nothing, and many years will pass. And one…


by David Ackley, posted Mar 07, 2019 115115 views66 comments55 favs

Nobody buying...

After Celan

by Gary Percesepe, posted Mar 05, 2019 123123 views1010 comments44 favs

Pointed star, lasso the lost planet’s ring/ My mother’s heart was ripped by lead.

Why Things Are Just OK with Me

by Gary Hardaway, posted Mar 05, 2019 145145 views2828 comments1212 favs

With such demeaning precarity, I can’t read/ anything more than a thousand words

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