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Boots/Weather Predictions (Two Poems)

by Darryl Price, posted 3 hours ago 2525 views22 comments22 favs

Boots Oh, you've got sexy feet, good for you. Feet that should start a fire. Start a War. Start a riot. End a poet's life. With a beautiful little secret for any shoe To barely contain. Yet you shove them inside Boots, use…

Napomo 17: April 19 – 24

by Gary Hardaway, posted 8 hours ago 4949 views33 comments22 favs

There are no inspirations./ There are only the things I like/ and the much more numerous// things I do not like.

I Just Got Some Yahoo

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted 23 hours ago 6161 views11 comment11 fav

Speaking was like lifting a giant rock; she parsed it out to a couple-few phrases, to avoid becoming overtired.

10th Stave of Edju and the first barrel is almost done.

by RW Spryszak, posted 24 hours ago 5555 views00 comments00 favs

10. he is hot to warm in the neck. instant he goes into the fog. oars crack glass and reveal the wet. far he goes, not far enough. I row for hours. The landmarks on either side of the river obliterated by the steam.…

Metro Retrofitting

by Bill Yarrow, posted 25 hours ago 4646 views66 comments55 favs

Fax me back to South Street listening to the dumpster / trumpeter, standing like licorice in the rain, / as the fetid officers assemble for the raid

even from the moon

by strannikov, posted 27 hours ago 6565 views44 comments33 favs

even from the moon our planet’s truth has not been seen.

James Dean

by Tyler Koch, posted 29 hours ago 6161 views33 comments33 favs

The woman lit a cigarette and sat on the edge of the bed, crossing one leg over the other. She took a long drag, tilted her head back, paused. Her eyes flicked to the NO…

The Day Nixon Died

by Philip F. Clark, posted 41 hours ago 7070 views77 comments55 favs

"I remember thinking, 'Good.'

Her Bones, Porous

by James Claffey, posted 44 hours ago 9898 views99 comments88 favs

We are airplanes in a take-off queue, waiting for death, for a parent to die and for ourselves to move out onto the runway, reluctant, ready for departure.

On an Iceberg of Words

by Jerry Ratch, posted 47 hours ago 6666 views77 comments55 favs

She cut me adrift On an iceberg of words And words melt As you know Looks like we may have Gone out on the limb A little too far without A toe-hold on Reality Doesn’t it? But I saw the headlines: Cows Bound for Slaughterhouse Make

How To Train Mules

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted 2 days ago 6565 views77 comments66 favs

“Mules don’t like to dive, Esther.” “I said maybe, Hugh. Maybe.”

Part Two: The High School You Didn't Attend

by Kait Mauro, posted 2 days ago 7272 views44 comments44 favs

Most people who homeschool or unschool their kids are in one of two camps: hippies or religious zealots. Your mother swung between the two categories many times during your childhood. You remember her telling you things like “he won’t buy the cow if he g

Catching Mitt For Sadness

by Jennifer Donnell, posted 2 days ago 7575 views55 comments44 favs

He stops smiling and only says he loves me when prompted, as if asking me to pass the salt for his inner peace as it tastes too bland.


by Kitty Boots, posted 2 days ago 8787 views1313 comments88 favs

the Blue Ridge Mountains were entangled in their usual mist, but the early morning sky looked good

This Moment In Punk History

by Chris Okum, posted 2 days ago 9696 views66 comments66 favs



by Mathew Paust, posted 3 days ago 9797 views11 comment22 favs

What? Hey, man WTF???

A Story Told Over Dinner

by Jacquelyn Bengfort, posted 3 days ago 144144 views66 comments66 favs

Then one day, Grandmother warned our father, her son, just like that. "Steven," she said, though he hated it when she used his full name, "I think some sort of storm is coming."

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