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There are things we must not say.


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the magic is our making

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by Gary Hardaway, posted 37 hours ago 8383 views1010 comments77 favs

Only scotch and cheap champagne/ retain their reliable flavors.

Puppet X, 2

by Jerry Ratch, posted 2 days ago 5050 views33 comments33 favs

It’s important to sound Human, I know To get fragile Near your Mother I myself Get glimpses Now & then Once, Eating chicken, staring At the inside Of a muscle Once During a bad thunderstorm While running down the stairs

You, a Story

by Darryl Price, posted 2 days ago 6565 views44 comments44 favs

I don't need to be toldhow beautiful you are.I'm reminded everytime I open my eyes.What I want to know iswhere you have gone. Whyhas it taken you solong to return? But Iknow the answer You aresomewhere fighting for yourlife. It's what we all doin our own way. I chosepoetry.…


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there is a vault in the mountains / that in itself contains infinite vaults

Another Hole In The Head

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 8686 views66 comments55 favs


astral ages

by Kitty Boots, posted 3 days ago 6767 views1010 comments66 favs

Life in astral circles

philanthropy from a cardboard box + a detour to Han-shan

by strannikov, posted 3 days ago 6464 views22 comments22 favs

philanthropy corrugated with a smirk/printed aside every cardboard box and room/every cardboard house with every cardboard door.

Goodnight, Travel Well

by Kevaughn Hunter, posted 3 days ago 6363 views11 comment11 fav

An excerpt.

Animal Crush

by Steven Pirani, posted 4 days ago 6666 views11 comment11 fav

two pairs of arms and legs

The Little Things (three versions)

by Bill Yarrow, posted 6 days ago 8080 views88 comments77 favs

It's the little things that trip us up: a small hole in a level field, an innocuous root in a well-trod path, a disinclined sidewalk...

Lost Splendors

by Ulrica Hume, posted 6 days ago 8686 views88 comments77 favs

“I have a theory,” she said on their first date, which was at an Indian restaurant where the music was a lovely singsong but the chef seemed enraged as he clapped a ball of dough between his hands, then threw it into the flames. And her date, whom she…


by Mathew Paust, posted Sep 15, 2018 9898 views99 comments77 favs was moving toward me from an oblique angle somewhere behind, steadily, relentlessly.

What is Retirement?

by Jann Burner, posted Sep 13, 2018 9696 views22 comments33 favs

But what “is” retirement? All of the previous sections in a life are full of detailed descriptions. But “retirement” is somehow left rather vague. One would think that retirement would be the long-awaited GOAL of life. But instead we are left with the

The Day I Got Fired From My Foundation Job

by Lupin Pooter, posted Sep 11, 2018 108108 views55 comments11 fav

But of course, I didn’t get the grant, so my day job in communications at Katzenfeld continued. It was the first job I got out of college. I had been there for over a year and my salary was less than my rent and student loans combined, so I had to keep my

The Ghost

by Javed Hayat, posted Sep 11, 2018 8989 views44 comments33 favs

I stroll out to the front lawn, and find myself against the sea of grass, painted daubs within the frame of a distilled rock. My ears attuned to the starlets warbling on the twisted branches of the lone tree, flock of wings that find subtlety and shine in the rapture…

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