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I'm Hoping, I'm Reaching

by Tim Young, posted 3 hours ago 1919 views11 comment11 fav

I'm hoping, I'm reaching, I'm scratching the sky...

Where Has All the Laughter Gone?

by Jerry Ratch, posted 44 hours ago 6363 views44 comments33 favs

The despair that comes and goes is here again I saw a woman who was holding herself As she walked past, as if a fire were about to Lunge out of her parts She was in such great need of being held The despair that comes and goes is here again

All Stories Need An Ending

by Ivan Reyes, posted 2 days ago 6464 views33 comments22 favs

Drugs, after all, once in the system, demanded unfalteringly more drugs.


by DeWitt Henry, posted 2 days ago 6565 views33 comments33 favs

This is not her death. This is absent-minded omniscience. This is impossible. And then again, the inside-out, implosion. And the hall was clogged with bodies; none of them hers, but who could be sure?

Wraiths of Vapor

by James Claffey, posted 3 days ago 8787 views77 comments77 favs

The rain hammers the windows, an unorthodox pattern on a sad Sunday morning.

leave the dog, take the cannoli

by Kitty Boots, posted 4 days ago 127127 views1414 comments77 favs

he who laughs last is probably a dumbass fuck

Saigon 66

by Chris Okum, posted 4 days ago 8585 views22 comments22 favs



by Amantine B, posted 5 days ago 7575 views88 comments55 favs

You eat my mind ...

Tuna Salad In Cat Heaven

by Daniel Harris, posted 6 days ago 7070 views77 comments55 favs

I ate a tuna salad sandwich for lunch.


by Darryl Price, posted 6 days ago 8282 views88 comments66 favs

I'm writing you a letter played on a cherry flute. I'm sending it along through the poem's cloud of incense. The only delivery system I still hitch up for long distance throwing. I'm writing you a letter you'll probably never read. Never get.…

The Summer Of My Beautiful Idiocy

by John Olson, posted 6 days ago 9292 views66 comments55 favs

In the summer of '68 my father persuaded me to go visit my grandparents on their farm in North Dakota. I had long hair and dressed like a French symbolist outlaw. Took the train to Minot, spent the night in a hotel (watching Your Cheatin' Heart, movie about Hank…

Neural Tones

by Bill Yarrow, posted Feb 20, 2020 8787 views1818 comments99 favs

--"Look at us," she murmurs. "Tristan and Isolde without the adultery." --"Well, you can't have everything." --"No? I heard otherwise."

Pro and Contra in Sepia Black

by strannikov, posted Feb 19, 2020 9494 views33 comments33 favs

From decade to decade, editorial opinion swings and sways as to whether the fault of volubility resides chiefly with the practitioner or with the lawless company he keeps.


by RW Spryszak, posted Feb 19, 2020 8484 views66 comments55 favs

There is a twisted porcelain face on the shelf that breathes fire every time the fantasies are questioned.

The Taste of Something New

by Foster Trecost, posted Feb 18, 2020 115115 views1010 comments1010 favs

He steered to the roadside and answered her question before she could ask.

16th Street Mall Shuttle

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Feb 17, 2020 125125 views1616 comments1111 favs

Do something that's really useful.

The Wood Hover (a parody of GM Hopkins)

by Iain James Robb, posted Feb 16, 2020 102102 views55 comments22 favs

My trousers turn when her these eyesights earn is learned in light,Like limn of laugh or limbs hers — do I know her, no? — but gauzy Greyhair ravings greyscale havens of Old Jake whose floozy Wooed, ne'er raised the wood that, pencil-perched, arrests…

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