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The Things They Forgot To Tell Us When They Left

by Christopher Bowen, posted 2 hours ago 3838 views11 comment11 fav

It's been years since they left because I was there waving a small hand at them like petting the wind. The things they forgot to tell us when they left included how to be happy, to be at peace with each other, with people, and ourselves. The things they showed us…

Sorbet in the Luminous Capsule

by Shawn Misener, posted 26 hours ago 6666 views33 comments22 favs

Even in the brief flickers where your eyes and nose are visible you look gelatinous. Like a forgotten traveler suctioned to the side of an immersion tank. Am I sick because this bizarre spectacle is irresistible to me?

The Nutzis

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 7878 views22 comments22 favs


The Case of the Incinerated Spinster

by strannikov, posted 2 days ago 5959 views33 comments33 favs

There by the opposite doorway opening onto the thinly carpeted kitchen lay—well, what seemed to be all that was left of Miriam Flagellporte . . .


by Gary Percesepe, posted 2 days ago 7575 views99 comments44 favs

i left a place where/ i was unhappy/ but it did not make me happy to leave


by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 2 days ago 4545 views66 comments66 favs



by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 8888 views99 comments44 favs

I write poems as if language matters.


by Matthew Curtiss, posted 4 days ago 4444 views44 comments44 favs

instead of gun metal deceit, sounds of malice;be a drop of rain.


by Mathew Paust, posted 4 days ago 6868 views66 comments44 favs

Old lines, new name.

Two-Fisted Flowers

by Darryl Price, posted 4 days ago 7575 views44 comments44 favs

For Emily Dickinson Home is gone. I'm an orphan now meaning I wasn'tAlways so alone. Everyone I see is running from something.But they still sail their candles to the moon hopingTo awaken someone on the other side of this glory.Who might send them back a kind…

belly of a fish

by Loren A. Moreno, posted 4 days ago 7575 views99 comments88 favs


1 Good Hubcap

by Jerry Ratch, posted 4 days ago 6565 views44 comments33 favs

I got one good hubcap I lost the other 3 I just don’t know What the heck is wrong with me I got one good hubcap As you can plainly see The other 3 were seen Just a-hanging from a tree That’s what must’ve happened When I ran my car ri


by Jamal H. Iqbal, posted 4 days ago 6666 views22 comments22 favs

For Takama this created the second conundrum of the day. One even bigger than the first. When he’d first learnt that sensei and he would be boarding a flight together for a series of demonstrations in Geneva, little had he expected he would be locked up i

I Wanna Do This

by Tim Young, posted 4 days ago 7171 views1010 comments66 favs

strobe lights wash me up and down and here is the hottest mad dancer of the early morning black and loaded rushed into a freeze frame ...Also link to the song "Nope"

Test Unit, Werowocomoco

by Kitty Boots, posted 4 days ago 7373 views55 comments33 favs

Test unit: an initial dig to determine archaeological value.

my fling with Kalpana

by Rachna K., posted 5 days ago 7777 views1111 comments99 favs



by Bill Yarrow, posted 5 days ago 7878 views77 comments66 favs

I wander toward the midnight dock a neon sine curve stabs my eyes

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