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First Streetlight

by Kevin John Phillips, posted 6 hours ago 3535 views00 comments00 favs

What I'm going to do is grab this eight-year-old fellow down the block, and declare him a candidate for this Presidential campaign. I'll be his campaign manager, and our whole message will be based on the First Streetlight platform. It's old school but very…

Autumn Day

by Sina Mashek, posted 31 hours ago 5757 views00 comments00 favs

The wind whispered through tree branches and the underbrush with little fanfare. Trees creaked and moaned in response, their branches rattling together like the bones of a reanimated skeleton's hands. Leaves of all shapes and colors skittered across the ground as if they…

The Age of Camp

by Chris Okum, posted 47 hours ago 5858 views11 comment11 fav

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Every word for love should always be misspelled

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 2 days ago 6262 views55 comments22 favs

in a land of exquisite excrement the germicidal agent is king

The Verge

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 3 days ago 8181 views55 comments33 favs

San Miguel of Little Havana appeared to me in a dream. He arrived in his Mercedes like all good exiled Cuban saints from Miami should. He sat at our table in Tropical Park among pollo frito, bocaditos, morros y cristianos, vaca frita, pastelitos,…

The Idealistic Beetle

by Miranda Merklein, posted 3 days ago 7373 views11 comment11 fav

My fellow beetles and I have an agitation sickness, this always-gnawing at the spongy marrow, decay under the surface that is treatable only with poison and species war

Secrets of the Younger Brother - 13

by RW Spryszak, posted 3 days ago 5151 views00 comments00 favs

After some weeks there came a morning Ehan didn't visit the melzem. Unusual in itself, but Ahmed took it in stride. He could do more for himself by this time and was even developing the habits of one who knows the desert. What…

Third time in the day

by Rachna K., posted 4 days ago 7474 views66 comments66 favs

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Independence, Self-Worth and Happiness

by Steven John Horay, posted 4 days ago 8080 views88 comments77 favs

For Veronica, now fifty years old,

mermaid tale

by Ed Higgins, posted 4 days ago 6565 views55 comments33 favs

your words that came crashing over me/ so cold the clear shock was like salt water

River Run

by David Ackley, posted 4 days ago 7878 views99 comments77 favs

yearning amid the waning

The Reading

by Gary Hardaway, posted 4 days ago 118118 views1919 comments1212 favs

the few dissenting// dismissals among the grad school clusters,/ the hasty exit of the undergraduates,

New Worlds Require New World Wars, Naturally

by strannikov, posted 5 days ago 8080 views44 comments44 favs

In the good ol' days of the 20th century, whenever world wars were waged, conflicts occurred according to rules dictated by the classical physics of the Newtonian era . . .

Big Heater

by Tim Young, posted 5 days ago 8686 views66 comments44 favs

they got some heat here in the West

Two poems by Kitty Boots

by Mathew Paust, posted 5 days ago 8484 views99 comments88 favs

To dance along the wrack line...

Must Not Be a Working Bird

by Jerry Ratch, posted 5 days ago 7474 views55 comments44 favs

I said, “That bird is hungry.” The sparrow was eying both of us At our separate outside café tables As it hopped around looking for crumbs. Then it would look up at us Expectantly.

Poets Who Thrum

by Bill Yarrow, posted 5 days ago 8787 views1010 comments1010 favs

Poets who thrum jirble and thwack Poets who thrum eat quorn with raw swamms Poets who thrum are eristic (not shambolic) Poets who thrum deliciate unto kench when they freck



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