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by Jake Barnes, posted 8 hours ago 3333 views44 comments44 favs

I loved to visit my grandparents when I was a kid.

The Writing On the Wall Has Been Covered by Graffiti

by Jerry Ratch, posted 12 hours ago 2222 views11 comment11 fav

The graffiti has grown so large It has covered everything we know and love It has covered the windows, shutting out the light And it’s all about leaving your mark The ones who are living outside your walls Have grown worried about leaving th

The Lemon Tree

by Chris Okum, posted 12 hours ago 4242 views55 comments55 favs


My Sweet Love

by Draper Lyric, posted 13 hours ago 5353 views44 comments33 favs


Drop Water

by J.A. Pak, posted 13 hours ago 4444 views33 comments11 fav

slather consciousness

A Satisfied Customer

by Dan Kelly, posted 14 hours ago 3939 views11 comment11 fav

Gentlemen,If, 50 years ago, you were to tell me my 237-year-old organs would still possess the ability to achieve tumescence, fluorescence, father a child, and stick to walls for hours on end, I would have thought you mad. But behold! Though I am a doddering old…

The Porousness of Borders

by Bill Yarrow, posted 20 hours ago 4545 views99 comments99 favs

It was in India where we learned to navigate pity.

Low-Country Boil

by Gary V. Powell, posted 21 hours ago 4848 views77 comments77 favs

There were no strangers at our boil.

I Fall in Love Too Fast

by Con Chapman, posted 22 hours ago 2727 views22 comments11 fav

It was Wednesday, the papers had a food section that day, so the gap-toothed news hawker at the mouth of Winter Street would yell out “Foozection! Foozection!”

Mercurius' Hipster [Card #1: The Magician (WORK-IN-PROGRESS — v.4)]

by Crabby McGrouchpants, posted 28 hours ago 3636 views11 comment11 fav

'Take it outside,' like he could care less, is heard before a terrified 'WHAT?'


by Nicholas Cook, posted 31 hours ago 4141 views22 comments22 favs

Life says a lot when you listen.

To Do Reminders

by Ed Higgins, posted 35 hours ago 6262 views88 comments88 favs

Frisbee dog. Stealth the cat. Read more. Cut toenails. Less wine. Bind the ties. Avoid mirrors. Divide water.

First Shot (23)

by Mathew Paust, posted 39 hours ago 3636 views55 comments33 favs

His grunts reached even further up the scale, approaching soprano.

To my dead girlfriends

by Steven Pirani, posted 45 hours ago 4747 views33 comments22 favs

You can call out,

july 23

by Glynnis Eldridge, posted 2 days ago 5959 views77 comments44 favs

I get that drunk feeling right before it starts to rain. The sky is dark and heavy and the clouds break open with a flash and suddenly there is water running down all of the windows like one million pairs of eyes crying hard. The street is suddenly …

Raft and Rag

by John Olson, posted 2 days ago 5555 views55 comments55 favs

A new philosophy stirs in its surgery.

some precursors of Mantegna

by eamon byrne, posted 2 days ago 5858 views44 comments33 favs

Light. And shade. Line and shape. Colour, form and perspective. Wall, wood, ceiling or canvas. Pigment in eggyolk or linseed oil. Stroked by brush or spread by knife. On small panels or plastered on vast spaces. All these problems to be worked over and solved. Then …

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