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The Body in the Other Room

by Bill Yarrow, posted 20 minutes ago 44 views00 comments00 favs

I couldn’t parse the grammar of her body nor decode the secret softness of her neck.

Me The Tree

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 10 hours ago 3535 views00 comments00 favs

I am a tree.

Paleo Prophet

by Mathew Paust, posted 15 hours ago 3939 views22 comments22 favs

We are insatiable,

Where Is Daddy?

by Jennifer Donnell, posted 17 hours ago 139139 views11 comment11 fav

He checks the bedrooms first, then the hallway, followed by the living room and the bathrooms. When he can't find you he takes to calling out, daddy, I'm sure the neighbors hear.

All You Want is to Sink (Revised Version)

by Darryl Price, posted 21 hours ago 4444 views00 comments00 favs

into another fat mirror of lies. It's sick, man, the way you'd rather dig for buried treasure than make a beautiful thing happen, breakyour back, break your spirit, over and over until there's nothing left to begin the story again with. All that gets you is…


by Kitty Boots, posted 33 hours ago 5959 views44 comments44 favs

broken stems ooze a magical liquid

Saturday Afternoon, Late November

by Steven John Horay, posted 37 hours ago 6060 views22 comments22 favs

Patrick McAllister, that poor, tormented young man who used to work beside me on pizzas, really did have a degree in astrophysics. I saw a photograph of his graduation certificate with my own two eyes.

the weather past where roads end

by strannikov, posted 3 days ago 6464 views11 comment11 fav

a soft wooden clatter, wind-battered reeds/bound to the banks of ditches rank,/ill-purposed waters slide into low swamps/whose waters into rivers seep and crawl.


by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted 5 days ago 7777 views66 comments44 favs

dance with me, if only

How We Open Doors

by Philip F. Clark, posted 5 days ago 8080 views44 comments33 favs

-- as if I had / only rung the rusted bell --

Cayetana: A Love Letter to the Band

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted Aug 13, 2018 8686 views00 comments00 favs

"Oh, sit on my face oh won't you? Your velvety wetness would provide a nice counterpoint to the upholstery of the sofa-matching easy chair, crummy but that's the charm of this hipster-ironic dive playing 80's crap so I have to cram your music in my…

After the Logical Wars

by Jerry Ratch, posted Aug 13, 2018 7171 views00 comments00 favs

There is fire under the earth Where the dragon has spoken So you have only 13 seconds To turn around and fly away Or else they’ll blow wind and fire Up and down your spine There’s no need to drown Or hide anything There are still men

The Ballad Of John & Yoko

by Chris Okum, posted Aug 12, 2018 115115 views1212 comments1010 favs



by Gary Hardaway, posted Aug 11, 2018 148148 views1313 comments77 favs

...a session/ of hide and seek/ among the syllables.

April Wheeler

by Jowell Tan, posted Aug 10, 2018 110110 views22 comments22 favs

Where am I? The void between life and death. The light at the end is flickering, not as bright nor as strong as I’d hope it would be.

The List

by C. D. Peck, posted Aug 10, 2018 134134 views22 comments22 favs

Agnes folded the magazine in her lap. It was one of those women's magazines that had a picture of a supermodel on the cover. The girl was pencil thin and not that attractive, at least not as far as Agnes was concerned, and she was surrounded by boldface words encouraging…

"It's the dead of midnight, and Orion wheels round..."

by Iain James Robb, posted Aug 10, 2018 9494 views22 comments11 fav

It's the dead of midnight, and Orion wheels round- With passing road-streams as its parallax, cars More distant from us, as the next one's windows Blocks the view of riders free from traffic lanes; I Am not your window. As you glide, or go to…

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