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Junkyard Angel Baby Nomad

by Kitty Boots, posted 5 hours ago 3535 views44 comments11 fav

"We gotta get out of here", you said

Velazquez in the National Gallery

by James Claffey, posted 5 hours ago 5555 views44 comments22 favs

I visited you later that month, the tubes and lights and charts chronicling your descent. I held your hand in the brightness of that room, amazed by the translucence of your papery skin and the isobaric schema carrying blood here and there.

Trompe L'Oeil

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 24 hours ago 6161 views99 comments66 favs

I saw myself leaning against the shop window, yet I was standing metres away. Imagine being in two places at once. Intrigued, I watched her. Striking resemblance: a tall slim body in a yellow lace dress, fuzzy hair, long nose, bony knees: replicas of…

After the Sailors Threw Jonah Overboard

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When the Muse Abandons You

by Gary Hardaway, posted 43 hours ago 107107 views1717 comments1111 favs

I am abandoned to the mundane/ calculations of a small mind/ trapped by small considerations

Song: A Sixth of a Cow In the Freezer

by Jerry Ratch, posted 2 days ago 8383 views55 comments44 favs

I got a sixth of a cow in the freezer That’s not meant to be just a teaser I guess all I’m sayin’ Come on home and you’ll be stayin’ Cause I got a sixth of a cow in the freezer Got a rack and a half of ribs I ain’t tellin’ you no fibs

Mercator Projections

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 2 days ago 6060 views33 comments22 favs

the devil is beating his wife

Well I Couldn't Help It

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by David Ackley, posted 2 days ago 7070 views88 comments66 favs

in common


by Charlotte Hamrick, posted 2 days ago 8585 views1313 comments77 favs


Dinner With the Footnotes

by Con Chapman, posted 2 days ago 7979 views1212 comments77 favs

Pam was, for just a moment, speechless; there it was, out in the open, for all to see, like an upchucked chipmunk from their cat Mitzi on the rug in front of us.


by Mathew Paust, posted 3 days ago 9393 views1010 comments33 favs

“No!” they cried

Worms Shouldn't Drink Whiskey

by Tyler Koch, posted 3 days ago 8383 views55 comments55 favs

I have two memories of my dad. The first is a story he liked to tell: So my old woman came home one day with a worm. She sets the worm on the counter and goes into…

Church Construction (Leaps of Logic)

by Jowell Tan, posted 4 days ago 9191 views44 comments11 fav

Suddenly you've got something to do on Sundays - Wake up early and dress your best.

Broken Waters

by Ray Nessly, posted 4 days ago 139139 views1515 comments1010 favs

Not Lao-tzu's Magna Carta, lv - lxiii

by strannikov, posted 4 days ago 7878 views55 comments66 favs

facts of matters are not as they seem,/hour by hour crafty comments creep in,/another hour and "the good" is a horror:/ our human blindness is older than our sight.


by Dave Hemmings, posted 4 days ago 7979 views99 comments66 favs


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    I agree with Eamon about Beckett. S'm I had the same feel when I first read the piece.
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    Yes! How in the world did you do this? Writing for catharsis is one of many skills I do not have. Loved Nov. 15 and Nov. 23 & 25. I'll share on Twitter. Congrats on the pub.
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    Political poems in a chapbook series of political poems. FU, SDR and Dave Hemmings. Buy a clue, guys.

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