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The garden grew tomatoes.

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It stormed the night before Carson broke his neck

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I have become interested in Carracci / Ludovico Carracci

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by Foster Trecost, posted 3 days ago 9494 views1111 comments1111 favs

A thin line separated her lips, like something sketched with a pencil.

five shards of the ancient and the antique

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“Outis of Utopia” my found name! / I'll inscribe it soon as the tide goes out.


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stray fingertips undid your name and wept

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History in the unmaking.

Elvis Lives in a Doublewide

by Kitty Boots, posted 6 days ago 144144 views2222 comments1111 favs

It was still too early to head home.I hadn't found any decent fossils and felt adventurous. What I needed was a local road trip, a random turn down a road I couldn't recall traveling before.What really got stuck in my mind was seeing Marion Davies summer house again! How…

Attacking Panic

by Mathew Paust, posted Jul 06, 2020 123123 views1313 comments77 favs

I'm panicking trying to think of the next line in this poem

Starting with Rodin’s The Walking Man

by Sam Rasnake, posted Jul 05, 2020 146146 views99 comments1111 favs

then from the page this body stands

The Ballad of the Summer Grains

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Jul 04, 2020 155155 views1313 comments99 favs

It is a day of swallows and grasshoppers, of white clouds and suntanned arms. In the yellow field wheat ears burn, lit by fantasies. One of wheat, one of rye. Summer love, holiday love is in the air. Under the thickness of the harvest, their roots search, call each other.…

Nola Visit

by David James, posted Jun 29, 2020 170170 views1313 comments1212 favs

The little Lady and I drove down to New Orleans to take in the Mardi Gras festivities we’d read so much about.

There is a Sadness

by Darryl Price, posted Jun 29, 2020 160160 views88 comments88 favs

now I cannot shake. I am only one person. Thereis a sadness. I cannot understand. Fathom. Control. Manipulate. Detonate.I used to kiss her tenderly. Do you think this sadness is wise to us? Don't point that gun at me! There is a sadness. There is another war. Iam…

Domestic Nonviolence

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Jun 29, 2020 167167 views1414 comments1111 favs

His lover waves from the end of the driveway.

Now Fox News is saying

by stephen hastings-king, posted Jun 29, 2020 174174 views22 comments11 fav

We were in love with the same disease.

The Dream to Build a City

by Jerry Ratch, posted Jun 28, 2020 141141 views55 comments33 favs

I tried to drain the ocean But only got a waterfall I tried to drain the sky But only got a thunderstorm I got lightning I got rain I had to build a city By blowing on the palm of my hand The sands rose up The dust blew away And all

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  2. Thank you, James.
  3. Interesting how the "I" changes from a pure narrative device to being a true physical embodiment due to the appearance of the second character. This telling of story via the gaze of the observer is...
  4. faved the story Grand.
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    Love this little cherry tomato outing.
  6. "...until I was no longer sure which one she was." Love that.
  7. Enjoyed this, Mathew. All the images you conjured up made this a pleasure to read *
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    I love this. I also love cherry tomatoes and am growing a couple plants along with many different herbs. I love how they explode in your mouth and I think you have written a story that explodes a b...

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