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Not Lao-tzu's Yellow Brick Road, xvii - xxvii

by strannikov, posted 5 hours ago 3636 views22 comments22 favs

whom others fear has his own others to fear.

Some Kind of Compass

by Sam Rasnake, posted 7 hours ago 6464 views55 comments66 favs

if we stare into the dark long enough, we see ourselves at some end or beginning –

William Friedkin's Best Director Speech At The Academy Awards, April 10, 1972

by Chris Okum, posted 8 hours ago 4646 views11 comment11 fav


The object of my affection....."Red, red wine - Will thy fresh lips ever meet mine"

by Christina Hansson, posted 28 hours ago 5757 views33 comments22 favs

"I turned around, a bit startled as I had been brooding for a while and not really noticed that the shop attendant had showed up behind me. I don't know what I had expected, a middle-aged greyish fellow maybe, but this was quite the opposite: A girl in h


by Jill Chan, posted 42 hours ago 6363 views77 comments44 favs

And she's dying like someone who's tried living and failed.

Liking in "The Scarlet Letter"

by Bill Yarrow, posted 43 hours ago 6464 views88 comments44 favs

like the dome of an immense lamp like blades of grass at the sweep of the scythe like a line of cliffs against a tempestuous tide

Arcana Magi Memorial Vol.7 - c.3

by H-M Brown, posted 47 hours ago 7777 views00 comments00 favs

Oryn led Ragnorak to a window. It was darkened in the corners with only a red light over the Nocturne.

Pull Another String

by Darryl Price, posted 2 days ago 6464 views44 comments44 favs

Now as my fearful hand goes unwittingly up I search the faraway trees for the closest possible answer I know I don't know. The clever waiting beast is looking my way with an intelligent roving eye that says he likes to hit. It doesn't matter. You're worse…

BLAME (Inspired by Rag'n'Bone Man)

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 6969 views1010 comments66 favs

You say "only human" like it's an excuse for crying like a baby...

Perhaps No One Is Immune to Memory Distortion

by Loren Arthur, posted 2 days ago 7878 views66 comments44 favs



by Kitty Boots, posted 2 days ago 6868 views88 comments55 favs

an undercurrent of fear is running through my community

Dog Years

by Steven Gowin, posted 2 days ago 7474 views1111 comments99 favs

Already my back aches

Mel Brooks Eats Crispy Bacon

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 3 days ago 5656 views22 comments22 favs

Gorillas with Picassos form charcoal memories Van Gogh leaves his legacy in forgotten fields Astrologers approach the sea of false jealousies And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon


by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 days ago 6969 views55 comments33 favs

It was on the Fake News today, Oh boy They built a bridge from Alaska to Siberia Called the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Instead of a wall And Putin came riding bareback on a pink unicorn Into the White House and renamed it The White Horse,


by Jennifer Donnell, posted 3 days ago 9696 views77 comments44 favs

I wonder how many crumbs he can drop to make a cookie, whole, so I can relax a little and throw out the self help books about how I'm not right in the motherfucking head,

Maria Salome

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 4 days ago 104104 views88 comments88 favs

It is not her beauty which strikes me.It is not her smile for nothing at all which blinds me.It is not her fate to have been born on the 22ndof October's, 1932 attached to the name of Salomeduring the great depression and beingleft an orphan at age five which kills me.It is…

The Atheist of Mirrors

by Philip F. Clark, posted 5 days ago 113113 views1616 comments1111 favs

Don't mistake my eyes for supplication. My invisibility is your nightmare.

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