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When the Muse Abandons You

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I am abandoned to the mundane/ calculations of a small mind/ trapped by small considerations

Junkyard Angel Baby Nomad

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"We gotta get out of here", you said

Velazquez in the National Gallery

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I visited you later that month, the tubes and lights and charts chronicling your descent. I held your hand in the brightness of that room, amazed by the translucence of your papery skin and the isobaric schema carrying blood here and there.

Song: A Sixth of a Cow In the Freezer

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I got a sixth of a cow in the freezer That’s not meant to be just a teaser I guess all I’m sayin’ Come on home and you’ll be stayin’ Cause I got a sixth of a cow in the freezer Got a rack and a half of ribs I ain’t tellin’ you no fibs

Dinner With the Footnotes

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Pam was, for just a moment, speechless; there it was, out in the open, for all to see, like an upchucked chipmunk from their cat Mitzi on the rug in front of us.

The King's Snit

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Political doggerel.

Well I Couldn't Help It

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Trompe L'Oeil

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I saw myself leaning against the shop window, yet I was standing metres away. Imagine being in two places at once. Intrigued, I watched her. Striking resemblance: a tall slim body in a yellow lace dress, fuzzy hair, long nose, bony knees: replicas of…

Not Lao-tzu's Magna Carta, lxiv - lxxii

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words have their own ancestors,/deeds are commanded by their own lords./ knowledge and thought do not make me understand—/no surprise, then, that I am not understood.


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Triolets: Jonah’s Lyric in the Fish

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Water Break

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When you are one of themit makes perfect sense tome; you're one of them, arewe supposed to believe,no shadow? When you areone of them, they say youfall asleep with a peacefulsmile. When you're one withthem, watch as I run toher naked body. Whenyou are one of them, youhave…

Nobody Else Would *WANT* Him!

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Mercator Projections

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the devil is beating his wife


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What's that snitch doin' here?

The first two staves of "Edju"

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1. If I stood before the glass coffin and waited. If I stood before the glass coffin with the body of the dead saint inside and waited. If I stood before the glass coffin with the body of the dead saint inside and…

What To Believe

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Being simple like this, knowing a thing is done by doing.

He Ages

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'love is when the body goes away.'

The Ogontz Branch

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There are stories I will not tell, stories I shudder / to remember. You'll forgive me for withholding them from you. / You may, of course, not tell me everything about yourself either


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Can you write a 250-word story without using the letter "e"? Ruth's back is curving forwards, folding, softly caving into tomorrow.

Spare Me Another Poem To The Moon

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Your malnourished maniacs choke on gourmet reputations

My Nashville Song

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I smell ham and biscuits I ain't eatin' Triscuits No more No more, no more Gonna get back on my Harley With my mutt named Bisquick Charlie I just ain't eatin’ Triscuits No more, no more And I heard you know the score Yeah, I know you