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You, me, now, then

by Steven Pirani, posted 13 hours ago 3030 views22 comments11 fav

If I seemed disappointed after our conversation, then, for the record, that was never the case.

winter's warrior

by Kitty Boots, posted 43 hours ago 7878 views55 comments44 favs

you know why the warriors rubbed blue ink into their battle scars

Morning Thoughts (7)

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted 2 days ago 5656 views55 comments33 favs



by Phillis Ideal, posted 2 days ago 6060 views22 comments11 fav

“Please, please grant me probation and a deferred sentence with no time behind these walls. I have never had a driving ticket before. NOW one Margarita and a DUI. Never again!”

I'll Let You Know

by Darryl Price, posted 5 days ago 6262 views22 comments33 favs

We are here. When we're not we won't be. I'm not running into you. All paintings are only interesting because we can imagine being in them. This is the very best place to have some fun that I personally know of. Could've made that a much better…

Leaving Eden (guest poem)

by Mathew Paust, posted 5 days ago 8080 views66 comments44 favs

Eve moved her fig leaf

Back in the Woods: Second Song of Despair

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted 6 days ago 7474 views55 comments33 favs

I wonder what would have become of me, had I remained informed by news

Dead Girl Rolling

by Angela Kubinec, posted Jan 10, 2019 8383 views1111 comments66 favs

They left me on a gurney for hours...

How To Be

by Kait Mauro, posted Jan 09, 2019 8484 views55 comments44 favs

I’ve just placed black stones / on each window sill / & over the front & back / doors for protection. / Anxiety is an intruder, / anxiety takes the shape / of an intruder. I’m burning

The down and our tour , 2018

by Fin Sorrel, posted Jan 09, 2019 5757 views11 comment11 fav

The city had a lonely energy to it. Like empty clouds, it heavily passes anyway, to a further down destiny.


by Gary Moshimer, posted Jan 08, 2019 6060 views33 comments11 fav

Five floors up, Security Ed unlocks the window and out we soar, your Frozen sheet like a parachute, my hands clinging to your princess feet. This is how we get home from the hospital. Not really, Dad drives us. Even though you are forty, your Frozen sheet twists…

the new path

by strannikov, posted Jan 08, 2019 6262 views55 comments44 favs

once he had planted Lucille things changed./his emptiness rivalled the empty grave/dug for her . . .

Will the Real Evil Genius Please Stand Up

by Lorenzo Baehne, posted Jan 08, 2019 7878 views00 comments00 favs

I'm a bit of a freak for the former Syfy show, The Expanse. To the blanching horror of the show's fandom, however, the network cancelled the program last summer after airing season 3. Lucky for us all the romping space opera was picked up by Amazon and season 4 is now…

Dick Cheney Confessionals, Vol. II

by McGrouchpants, posted Jan 08, 2019 6767 views44 comments11 fav

"Man, that time I got into a fist fight with Casey Kasem — that I'll never forget! We were at one of those $1,000-a-plate political fundraisers — for a sheik, an…

Year End Close-out

by Gary Hardaway, posted Jan 08, 2019 8888 views88 comments33 favs

Strauss does all the stirring at the start./ The rest is all murk and meander

The Country Star

by Jerry Ratch, posted Jan 08, 2019 5050 views22 comments11 fav

He’s got horns and a tail I found him on sale He’s got snake in his DNA Evil in his eye And plenty of chicken pot, chicken pot Chicken pot pie But he sure can play piano With those giant lobster hands In his ratty raccoon coat And his


by Michael D. Brown, posted Jan 07, 2019 8282 views55 comments22 favs

“I’ve gotta take a break from this,” Hector said. “I’m not feeling inspired right now. I’ve added about a thousand words. Why don’t you look it over and put your changes in?” “I can do that,” said Martin. “Impressive! That brings us up to nearly sevent

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