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Texas Weather Triptych

by Gary Hardaway, posted 2 hours ago 3737 views00 comments00 favs

I worry for the daffodils/ and there optimistic yellow bursts./ I worry for the over-eager clover,// prodigious green on crepe myrtles,/ even for the early green of nut grass.

Heroin and Hyperspace (two blastoffs)

by Poppy Lavelikov, posted 8 hours ago 3939 views00 comments00 favs

"Hello, ah-ah-ah, ma-ma-ma-ma, aaaayaya, this is awful, I am in space," Yesh said, seeing if she could hear or feel her voice, trying not to obsess over her eyes. Her voice felt small, but there was pressure on her ears that may have overpowered it, and t

My Nashville Song

by Jerry Ratch, posted 18 hours ago 3636 views44 comments11 fav

I smell ham and biscuits I ain't eatin' Triscuits No more No more, no more Gonna get back on my Harley With my mutt named Bisquick Charlie I just ain't eatin’ Triscuits No more, no more And I heard you know the score Yeah, I know you


by T. M. Upchurch, posted 19 hours ago 5757 views77 comments55 favs

Can you write a 250-word story without using the letter "e"? Ruth's back is curving forwards, folding, softly caving into tomorrow.

Spare Me Another Poem To The Moon

by Samuel Derrick Rosen, posted 19 hours ago 4444 views44 comments44 favs

Your malnourished maniacs choke on gourmet reputations

What To Believe

by Jill Chan, posted 30 hours ago 7070 views1010 comments77 favs

Being simple like this, knowing a thing is done by doing.

He Ages

by Philip F. Clark, posted 33 hours ago 7171 views88 comments55 favs

'love is when the body goes away.'

The first two staves of "Edju"

by RW Spryszak, posted 35 hours ago 6969 views99 comments77 favs

1. If I stood before the glass coffin and waited. If I stood before the glass coffin with the body of the dead saint inside and waited. If I stood before the glass coffin with the body of the dead saint inside and…

Triolets: Jonah’s Lyric in the Fish

by Arturo Ruiz, posted 47 hours ago 8181 views1515 comments99 favs



by Mathew Paust, posted 2 days ago 7070 views1010 comments55 favs

What's that snitch doin' here?


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by Dave Hemmings, posted 2 days ago 7777 views1313 comments66 favs


Water Break

by Darryl Price, posted 3 days ago 7575 views1010 comments99 favs

When you are one of themit makes perfect sense tome; you're one of them, arewe supposed to believe,no shadow? When you areone of them, they say youfall asleep with a peacefulsmile. When you're one withthem, watch as I run toher naked body. Whenyou are one of them, youhave…

Not Lao-tzu's Magna Carta, lxiv - lxxii

by strannikov, posted 3 days ago 8282 views77 comments55 favs

words have their own ancestors,/deeds are commanded by their own lords./ knowledge and thought do not make me understand—/no surprise, then, that I am not understood.

Nobody Else Would *WANT* Him!

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 3 days ago 7676 views33 comments33 favs


The King's Snit

by David Ackley, posted 3 days ago 8686 views1212 comments88 favs

Political doggerel.

The Ogontz Branch

by Bill Yarrow, posted 3 days ago 5959 views1010 comments88 favs

There are stories I will not tell, stories I shudder / to remember. You'll forgive me for withholding them from you. / You may, of course, not tell me everything about yourself either

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