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Lack of Ambiguity

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by Jill Chan, posted 2 days ago 7373 views44 comments33 favs

It's not loneliness I'm afraid of. It's how I would be happy to be alone too much.

The Little Hen

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 2 days ago 7676 views55 comments44 favs

Janet must not have known that she was just a little hen with not much more brain than a tiny bird. She believed she knew everything, how to get around the place, how to defend herself, and how to make up her own mind. She felt she didn't have to learn and was convinced she…

Hey Old Lady! Want To Buy A Reverse Mortgage?

by Roz Warren, posted 3 days ago 9292 views33 comments33 favs

Facebook just hit me with an ad for coping with memory loss, probably because I just turned 63. As far as my favorite social media site is concerned, I am now an Old Lady. When I asked my Facebook pals who are also Seniors what kind of promotions have been turning up…

Wake Me Up

by Chris Okum, posted 3 days ago 8080 views88 comments77 favs


A Death of the Bed

by Philip F. Clark, posted 3 days ago 7676 views44 comments33 favs

It is too easy, to ponder here and call up the semen-y ghosts of sweat and questions, restlessdreams from which you turnedin bed, and your voice I listened to, waiting for the lurking dark you were inside of,to end.That acrobatic heat of sex,…

Over Fifty

by Ann Bogle, posted 3 days ago 132132 views1111 comments1010 favs

Yet it was another thing to grow to become indispensable to someone without whose infirmities the helper could not exist. People in general had started to call that helpless requiring “codependency,” but to Althea that word did no good,

Cornelius van Linjpleel's Contributions to the Study of Etruscan Tombs

by strannikov, posted 4 days ago 8989 views33 comments33 favs

Cornelius van Linjpleel discovered and excavated for himself a lone Etruscan tomb not far from Populonia in 1898.


by Ed Higgins, posted 4 days ago 8383 views11 comment11 fav

Boil (n.)––1. Pus-filled pustule inflammation of the skin, usually painful. 2. Slang boiled pus, bucket of (n. phrase)“Your asshole brain is a bucket of boiled pus.” (see also pus, SCOTTISH derogatory term for face.

Got A Light

by Misti Rainwater-Lites, posted 5 days ago 118118 views88 comments44 favs

The Catholic wedding was my idea even though the only god I believe in is Gary Stewart's vibrato (especially in "Ten Years of This").

Tell Me Where the Cows Are

by Kitty Boots, posted Nov 16, 2017 129129 views1616 comments1010 favs

Pholcidae...Daddy Long-Legs

A Ruckus Needs To Be Raised, or Caused

by Jerry Ratch, posted Nov 16, 2017 7777 views22 comments22 favs

Either a ruckus needs to be raised Or a ruckus needs to be caused I began chewing the locks of love Off the fences and the gates I was so outraged At the horrible academic trash If they had found me doing this They would have hauled me a

First Date

by Gary Percesepe, posted Nov 15, 2017 142142 views1111 comments33 favs

She was rags and hair with a shot of ragamuffin. Skin dusty white, her eyes aqua green. She strolled toward me like the last word, adrift within her own circumstance.

Perilous Joy

by Mathew Paust, posted Nov 15, 2017 101101 views1414 comments55 favs

...bush tail beside him his closest comfort next to the genes...


by Bill Yarrow, posted Nov 15, 2017 8787 views77 comments44 favs

Life is meagre with me; I am unsatisfied and left always begging for __________.

Shaken not stirred

by Adam Sifre, posted Nov 14, 2017 107107 views22 comments22 favs

The warmth of the sun

War Garden

by David Ackley, posted Nov 14, 2017 113113 views44 comments33 favs

From the home front....

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