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Against the Wall

by Gary Hardaway, posted 41 minutes ago 99 views00 comments00 favs

happily fling Molotov cocktails// against ICE agents in armored vehicles/ and sing the pain of their burning deaths/ as triumph against asininity.

Edju - 16 -17 and 18

by RW Spryszak, posted 11 hours ago 3939 views22 comments11 fav

"We live in a world of marvels. Be aware - or beware." - Penelope Rosemont

To the Manchester Children's Monster

by Darryl Price, posted 19 hours ago 5656 views22 comments22 favs

“As you do it unto the least of these so you do it unto me.” —Jesus These children that you murder are not your enemy. They are not your pain or your personal sorrow. They are, if anything, flowers blowing and …

Sonnet II

by M. F. Sullivan, posted 20 hours ago 4343 views22 comments11 fav

When gratitude on lovers' lips rings false/ As flattery by courtly sycophants,/ Take care to well distinguish gold from dross/ So as to gild gladder remembrances.

news through a window

by strannikov, posted 22 hours ago 4949 views44 comments33 favs

TV and power cord valorized in dust,/ wires and digital guts unimpaired, I’d guess . . .

SoliTaire

by Jamal H. Iqbal, posted 26 hours ago 5252 views33 comments33 favs

She couldn’t help but wonder what 93 year-old Sohrabjee looked for in the torn, dusty lithograph of Marilyn in Persia one of the orderlies had stuck to the wall of the corridor outside Jasmine Wing decades ago.

Night

by Jill Chan, posted 30 hours ago 5858 views44 comments33 favs

The death of light is not darkness but a dimming. Something stays, still.

Ghosts

by David Ackley, posted 44 hours ago 6666 views33 comments33 favs

...ghosts still resentful, ghosts far from home...

A Shot at Pool

by Tim Young, posted 2 days ago 4646 views44 comments33 favs

New waitress/bartender draws my attention to bare ankles and red hair

Go Forth

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 6666 views55 comments55 favs

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Boardroom Bullshit

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 7474 views77 comments44 favs

Push the envelope

A Few Good Band Names

by Jerry Ratch, posted 3 days ago 6666 views33 comments33 favs

Auto and the Grease-Pits Sugar Cube Full Frontal The Holy Grill Crazy Al and the Squirrels Talk Is Cheap Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cold Zippers Destiny Howl Epiphany Critter Cold Kneecaps Crepes Pulled Pork Baby Seals and the Club

Mother and Child

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 3 days ago 7272 views44 comments33 favs

Cybil walked into the shop, her baby in her arms, sat at the back and ordered a cup of tea. As she gazed around, her hand groped for the buttons and the clip. A suckling noise followed. Sipping her tea, an image soothed her mind. A portrait of Mother and Child.People …

Your words.

by Adam Sifre, posted 3 days ago 8787 views11 comment11 fav

Your words are Ambien.

On losing $10,000 Short Selling -- Sonnet 4

by Lars Townsend, posted 3 days ago 6969 views11 comment11 fav

On losing $10,000 Short SellingLast night I awoke to bearish marketsto thoughts from my pillow, yelled — sell!Sell! Sell! Sell! The traders like harlotsflaunted wares out from life's cheap market hotel.I sold knowing the market was volatilelike living…

WHAT IS PAID FOR

by Eric Boyd, posted 4 days ago 8484 views11 comment11 fav

The lock came off easy—they only screwed a hinged hasp on the outside—it took a hard shove to get past a chair barricading the door. As I pushed my way in I heard a screeching crash. Lucky nobody was around. It was my first time bidding on a sheriff's sale…

News Sequence

by stephen hastings-king, posted 4 days ago 133133 views22 comments11 fav

On-air personalities inflate a balloon Trump head to the point of bursting.



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