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Cosmic Apple

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Six Feet Either Way

by Mathew Paust, posted 2 hours ago 2626 views00 comments00 favs

the ants play pinochle on your snout

Here Lies Hope

by Jerry Ratch, posted 29 hours ago 5151 views11 comment11 fav

No last name On the broken tombstone Here lies Hope Nope, nope Nope Hope Has no Last name

Night fear illusions

by Ed Higgins, posted 47 hours ago 6868 views11 comment11 fav

Sometimes/in the middle of the night/awake under a panoply/as caustic as Doré/illustrating Dante

This Morning

by Sam Rasnake, posted 3 days ago 8181 views99 comments88 favs

Never did

From The Plague Year 2020

by Daniel Harris, posted 3 days ago 111111 views99 comments77 favs

I went to Costco

Lavender Blur

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted 4 days ago 7777 views33 comments33 favs

Donna and I get out of the car...

Where is His Grave

by Ivan Reyes, posted 5 days ago 8888 views00 comments00 favs

She took a desolate road as the wind blew.

Extraterrestrial Bingo

by John Olson, posted 5 days ago 7878 views22 comments22 favs

Let me tell you about extraterrestrial bingo: it's loud. They put the speakers over my head. And the microphone keeps moving. Most of the organisms here are old. And from another planet. I see a lot of tentacles. A lot of auras and bugeyes. Everyone seems to know the…

A Journal of the Plague Year, Days 15 & 17

by David Ackley, posted Mar 26, 2020 107107 views1818 comments44 favs

Two journal entries this week, worlds apart in style and content, but waving in the same general direction. Sauve qui peut.

verses versus verses versus verses

by strannikov, posted Mar 26, 2020 9595 views33 comments22 favs

reading books does not save you from death / nor does it keep poverty away: / what explains literacy's appeal? / reading books equips us to engage.

Ode to Flannery O'Connor

by Gerri Giovanelli Bauer, posted Mar 26, 2020 9595 views11 comment11 fav

December 1995 “It's almost Christmas! Of course I'm going.” Gert's bosom swelled like a peacock's fan. “If you were more of a Christian, you'd go, too, Joe.”“Right. And leave the Mr. Kiddie Porn King of the World Wide Web here while…

Emily's Letter to her Husband's Lover

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Mar 23, 2020 121121 views1414 comments1212 favs

I almost kept him on the shelf with all the trophies.


by Bill Yarrow, posted Mar 21, 2020 9595 views1414 comments88 favs

A.The poem of rational progression is dulling.Make the leap. Go beyond juxtaposition to collision.We like poetry that does double duty, triple duty, quadruple duty. We like poetry that mixes the grit, poetry that has the texture of complexity.Reason asserts an…

Two Drunken Elves Don't Know a Good Hobbit When They See One

by Darryl Price, posted Mar 21, 2020 113113 views55 comments55 favs

Wait for it. It's not the end of the world, it's the end of certain things. It's not that the sky is falling, it's that the coral reefs are dead or dying. I don't know how the ravaged trees have managed to survive this long with us breathing…

air hugs

by Kitty Boots, posted Mar 21, 2020 146146 views2323 comments88 favs

but all I can give them now are air hugs


by Steven Gowin, posted Mar 20, 2020 154154 views1212 comments1313 favs

The child was delivered, set to breathing, and whisked away before Fae Anne could even catch a glimpse of her.

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    So beautiful, Sam.
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