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by Gary Hardaway, posted 2 days ago 9090 views1010 comments66 favs

Dread and drudgery sour each day

A Scene From Woody Allen's Unreleased 1976 Holocaust Film, "Double Negative," Starring Woody Allen and Max Von Sydow

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 172172 views11 comment11 fav


she's everything's possible

by Jeffery Klaehn, posted 2 days ago 6767 views00 comments00 favs

she's balanceshe's no regretshe's be yourselfshe's promises madeshe's dreams never endshe's a rainbowshe's last night on earthshe's head over heelsshe's oh yeahshe's purple rosesshe's sweet surrendershe's ever after blissshe's all the riches she's behind the wheelshe's…

pop music till yer brains bulge blue!

by strannikov, posted 2 days ago 6464 views77 comments44 favs

every color of sound turned to green / human beasts’ treadmill tastes must be trained: / we may yet starve to death, but we’ll die de-brained!

A Burst of Color

by Jerry Ratch, posted 2 days ago 6161 views33 comments22 favs

There’s a sudden Burst of color Like the dispersal of a ghost In a light wind And now candy wrappers are Scattered all over the heavens It looks like God got lit up By the sky As we flew too c

You Should Know

by John Riley, posted 3 days ago 5353 views22 comments22 favs

Do you know how much it takes to holdthe spring you love against your lips? No angel, or I, will ever begrudge, nor the planets that have to slow their pace and stumble their orbits a degree behind to make the magic that keeps our grip. We could have been elephants…


by Jennifer Donnell, posted 3 days ago 7979 views22 comments22 favs

It's 50/50 that you'll ever pad your knee enough to ever kneel on it. Your back hurts, the Orthapedist labels it arthritis. I think that means we're getting old, so I crawl up the tower of your body as I'm a little younger, more sprightly. You're a

Surge Of Green

by Ed Higgins, posted 5 days ago 7777 views44 comments44 favs

Already past the harbinger of yellow crocus


by Tim Young, posted 6 days ago 7474 views1010 comments66 favs

a girl in a red cap flashes by

deja not

by Kitty Boots, posted Apr 15, 2019 110110 views1515 comments88 favs

I haven't felt my soul leave my body


by Gary Moshimer, posted Apr 15, 2019 9494 views44 comments44 favs

As a boy Edward had stayed in the confessional several times in a row. The priest was drunk and couldn't tell it was the same kid over and over. The tiny door slid open…”Scobbity bobbity…tell me your sins…” Edward confessed what he thought were sins, then said…

Ninth Love Poem and Ninth Song of Despair

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Apr 15, 2019 9191 views66 comments66 favs

My name is Love and I want to go home.

The Roses of Gettysburg

by David Ackley, posted Apr 14, 2019 103103 views1010 comments66 favs

Mothers and sons and war, an old story...

Just Wrong

by Gary Percesepe, posted Apr 13, 2019 116116 views1111 comments66 favs

I spent twelve years in Buffalo one winter lying on a mattress looking out the window. The breakup with J filled my teeth with blood, which I mistook for antifreeze.

Bruce Springsteen

by Christopher Bowen, posted Apr 13, 2019 102102 views66 comments55 favs

Tempered in lightning and thunderstorms, when I was young those storms fascinated me and how to prove my smarts from time to time.One, one-thousand, two. We only have so much time.Sitting with my feet in the sand on the beach with ghost crabs everywhere at night,…

The Gypsy Girl

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Apr 12, 2019 8888 views99 comments66 favs

The girls had gathered in the hall. Carefully dressed and made up, they appeared as rows of variegated artworks in front of the audience. In their eyes the lights flickered like small luminous petals. Celia sat in the middle row. The spirit was exactly right. Her decision…


by Phillis Ideal, posted Apr 12, 2019 9292 views22 comments22 favs

I turned to ask, “What is going on? Don't you remember me? “ But she was gone

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