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String, the matriarchal skies,over iron pastures,cyanide and honey. So silent stay the locusts,what mourning there callsto we who shy from sleep? Summer snow here hesitates,for a second still,not for any age. And still is alwaysstill, as the rain is,but the darkness ever…

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Empty Blue Chair, Cigarettes, Black Coffee

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Your once shining stage door where you lived went vanishing into an unexpected tighter softer watch pocket, the pocket sailed away with another man's wife. It's all too true no matter how carefully we'd wrap it up in yarn and pearls. Oh…

Sacred Throne, Book 1, Chapter 20

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"What were you doing in the preserves last night, Charles?" asked Cal. Freddy became interested, very interested at that. Charles locked into a statue pose. He remembered seeing a picture in one of Frank's art books of some crazy-eyed giant gobbling

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The window washer started saving pigeons whose feet were wrapped in fine black thread, the result, he informed me, of picking through trash bins. They are very intelligent, he went on to explain. (Right, trash bins, I thought to myself.) People tend to av

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How to not be a redneck? Basically, it is a matter of volume, ancestor worship, respect for the truth and a command of the English language.

A Present for Baby Brother

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TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM. Squeak squeak squeak squeak. TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM squeak squeak. TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM squeak squeak. TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM squeak squeak.

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  5. commented on 12/24/14
    Nice work overall. In future versions, get rid of the "exotic parasite" and go for something more intensely personal.
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    Hard (for me, anyway) to comment on suicide poetry no matter how exquisitely crafted it might be. Then again, I'm no judge of what exquisitely crafted poetry might be. But this scares me. And if y...
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    A beautifully told story with a killer ending.

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