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Falcon Eyes

by Veronica Purcell, posted 2 hours ago 1818 views11 comment00 favs

"Kinky. You gonna slug me one with your tight fist down there?" Falcon teased the biggest boy.

My Wild

by Steven Pirani, posted 7 hours ago 4747 views00 comments00 favs

Across the lake, there is a camp for the deaf.

Morning has Broken

by Reva Zerkalo, posted 11 hours ago 5656 views22 comments22 favs

She sheds her dreams like a snake wriggling out of its skin.

Sea Bubble

by Darryl Price, posted 20 hours ago 5959 views11 comment11 fav

"I don't know why you say good-bye, I say hello."--The Beatles Things fall from the sky. Things fall from thefloor. Maybe through, maybe all the way.Everyone argues for their homeland.Someday I'd like to hold your hand. I'mstill dreaming. I hope it continuesto rain…

Edju - 32nd Stave

by RW Spryszak, posted 28 hours ago 5757 views00 comments00 favs

32. I am the worst of all men. Don't talk to me about your loneliness. I am one alone all my life until my last day at the tower. It began with someone calling my name. I heard it from the road as I sat in my high-backed …

A Brief Conversation With A Man Who Fell Off a Cliff

by Gita M. Smith, posted 37 hours ago 6363 views44 comments44 favs

I asked him where he hurt and he said everywhere.

The Swell After

by Christopher Bowen, posted 2 days ago 8989 views33 comments22 favs

"To bury the dead, first we bury past the old, flowered tree orchard and the clearing there, the place we tasted clover flowers after we sucked the nectar out."

Bring Down the Babies

by Charlotte Hamrick, posted 2 days ago 8080 views66 comments44 favs

a bazaar of voices / opening doors.


by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 2 days ago 6262 views44 comments33 favs

"Our thoughts wear no masks ... they’re on display in our gaze."

The World’s Food Shortage Problem is Solved with My Insect-Enlargement Gun!

by Matt Rowan, posted 2 days ago 9797 views22 comments11 fav

People of Earth, a better tomorrow has come. I’m near bursting with pleasure to report that the global community needn’t worry any longer about food shortages and famine and the like. Why? My patented insect-enlargement gun!

Glance and Gesture

by Con Chapman, posted 2 days ago 6666 views22 comments11 fav

“I wanted to know . . . exactly what kind of fucking power trip are you on?”

How Poets Die

by Bill Yarrow, posted 2 days ago 5656 views1010 comments99 favs

Mark Strandover decadesa steady diet of dictionenlarged his heartone day it just burstRobert Frosta crazy ideathat he couldbuild a wallwithout mortar tookpossession of his mindhe piled stoneon stone higherand higher untilthey toppled overcrushing him beneath Wilfred…


by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 2 days ago 7474 views66 comments66 favs

I used to plant giant sunflowers which grew 8 feet tall on the front of my house facing sunsets just for me. There is a little yellow bird which I only see once a year. The little yellow bird comes when I plant my sunflowers. It waits until the sunflowers bloom and…

Transcription of Audio: Meeting with Miss Jewel Eppinette

by Nonnie Augustine, posted 3 days ago 8383 views1010 comments1111 favs

No one has touched me for a long, long time and I believe that is why I am dying. This is a notion that is new to me but it has persisted over the last few weeks and I believe I finally have apprehended the truth. There was a time, I remember all too well, when I might…

Good Deed Punished (Matthew IV)

by Mathew Paust, posted 4 days ago 102102 views1414 comments88 favs

homelessness, you called the lie,

Carpe Diem

by Philip F. Clark, posted 4 days ago 112112 views55 comments33 favs

And as you try to read, he appears. No, not in front of you, but somewhere just behind your eyes. You hear the sound at the end of an argument, just before the kiss; you see a shirt fall to the ground in late summer; you watch him read as his mouth

Drinking the Wild Virgin

by Jerry Ratch, posted 5 days ago 7272 views22 comments22 favs

I really think we ought to be drinking The Wild Virgin again I remember having a beer once And feeling like a minor god, yes Just like you did So, now, listen to me: if she snores all night That’s one thing But if she screws the lights out

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  2. Nonnie, holding you in my heart. Stay strong. Sending love, light and good vibes.
  3. published My Wild.
  4. Thank you. It is strange to me how sadness came into play into this piece which was not my intention. Maybe some subliminal came through.
  5. Lovely these: "she sequesters dreams in dresser drawers, hangs them in the wardrobe."
  6. faved the story Morning has Broken.
  7. And you thought my poem was sad! Большие шары огня!
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    Thank you, Jerry, Matt, Darryl, Charlotte, Jill, Erika, Tim, Gita, and Nonnie!

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