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how you died out in me

by Gary Percesepe, posted 16 hours ago 6262 views11 comment11 fav

slowly, like the last star shivering in the black sky

Elmyr and Clifford's Excellent Adventure

by Lorenzo Baehne, posted 17 hours ago 4747 views11 comment11 fav

If you're anything like me you frequently wonder what in the hell is wrong with you. And although it's tempting to take the self-critical route and imagine it's just a “me” thing, this cataloging of one's myriad oddities, I suspect this assumption lies far from…

House of Grapes

by Gary Moshimer, posted 3 days ago 6262 views55 comments44 favs

I'm walking Alfie by the house of the Russian neighbor. His name is Oleg or some shit. He's out in the yard doing something. He's always doing some shit. Today it looks like he's building a house of grapes. He's got the four walls, big green grapes glistening in the…

My Plumber

by Angela Kubinec, posted 3 days ago 8383 views66 comments22 favs

It sounds so good.

my love for you

by M. F. Sullivan, posted 3 days ago 6767 views99 comments66 favs

my love for you/ is like the falling snow

Remembering Daffodils

by Gary Hardaway, posted 3 days ago 7575 views1212 comments66 favs

the burning thrusts/ of yellow in defiance of the frost

Nadja on Nadja -- an excerpt

by tsipi keller, posted 4 days ago 6363 views77 comments33 favs

"I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them, like a snail, leaving a trail of the human presence, memory trace of past events, as the snail leaves its slime." Francis bacon “Feminine …


by Tim Young, posted 5 days ago 7474 views1313 comments77 favs

Lou Reed was sitting in CBGB, I was sitting on Greenwich Ave. and West 10th street. I didn't know him then and I didn't know him later either, but we were both there.

This Bud’s For You

by Paul de Denus, posted 5 days ago 8686 views44 comments33 favs

I suspect I’ll make the right decision.


by Jerry Ratch, posted 5 days ago 6666 views33 comments22 favs

Warning: The cure for laughter is only temporary

How To Move

by Christopher Bowen, posted 6 days ago 8686 views44 comments33 favs

You move, tracing the back of the ear to the corner of the mouth with the forefinger to another's face. Trace the line back to capture the construct. Pull an unseen quarter from behind the ear of a child. Go back the way you came following the footprints you left there.This…


by Daniel Harris, posted Feb 13, 2019 7575 views44 comments22 favs


Some Water

by Darryl Price, posted Feb 12, 2019 7777 views44 comments22 favs

If it all just doesn't matter, it still matters to me. I get the tired, hungry sediment. But I still care, that's all I'm saying, if you are a hurt being who for some reason needs me to care. Here, let's give them what they really want: the…

Where There Be Monsters

by Stephen Heger, posted Feb 12, 2019 8888 views33 comments33 favs

“C'mon Billy, don't be s-s-s-s-scared.' said the voice coming from under the bed. Billy looked over the side and saw a pale white, bony right hand with it's forefinger beckoning him protruding out from below. The nails were yellowed and cracked. And long. Very, very…

ruination rumination

by strannikov, posted Feb 12, 2019 7373 views55 comments33 favs

a ruminating marsupial? if so,/ I guess I’d be a kangaroo, the cud soured/ and pasted to the tongue . . .

Arcana Magi Cross: Kame's Song

by H-M Brown, posted Feb 12, 2019 7171 views11 comment11 fav

The waves assisted in pushing him forward, until he reached the dry sand. He saw a small resort town ahead. The lights were out in the businesses and homes.

Fourth Love Poem and Fourth Song of Despair

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Feb 12, 2019 7979 views77 comments55 favs

From Thirteen Love Poems and Twelve Songs of Despair, poems from a feminist in love with a man in a forbiddingly patriarchal world. Also part of my 2018 poetry collection Xanthippe and Her Friends

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  3. commented on CBGB
    So cool, enjoyed this, Tim!
  4. So beautiful.
  5. Nice, Gary. I used to grow about 250 varieties...they are resilient!
  6. On second reading felt this down to the last knot of breath...whew.
  7. Most of us are, especially in our youth, which leads me to wonder if the male souls in Hell sport eternal 6 0'clock shadows, and the females saucy leggings. Crafty think piece!
  8. faved the story CBGB.
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    cbgb did things to people, mostly good this s a wonderful retrospective, and I enjoyed reading it *

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