Most recent stories

Blow Me

4646 views00 comments00 favs

[BEEZLEBUB SAYS, "GO!"]

Mortality

5353 views00 comments00 favs

The list of things to live for/ shortens with age. The list of regrets/ lengthens.

Puppet X, 4

5050 views00 comments00 favs

I'm not a practicing angel, ladies and gentlemen Got these penny wings out of boredom I need to know that black and grey place inside an angel where you bow your head, when a puppet forgets himself, when a man learns how smal

white mouth

6363 views11 comment11 fav

...lying there across my vision, a cereal grain pours through the window...

Quadrennial

8888 views44 comments44 favs

.

From This Distance

6464 views11 comment11 fav

Can you remember now? How we could each disappear completely, connected despite fault lines. . . .

Wait room

8181 views44 comments22 favs

It was Saturday morning."The coffee maker is not ready yet," said one of the old men. Like the present company, his form was swollen with mismatched layers of cold weather wear.It was a white room with a dozen men, three couches, and a large screen television flickering…

I Am Not Like All The Rest: Funny Lines From Online Dating Profiles

8282 views77 comments77 favs

After becoming single at age 62, I joined an online dating site. After a year of perusing profiles and meeting men for coffee, staying single is starting to look better and better to me. But I've stayed on the site, in part for the pure enjoyment of…

Winter Queen

9696 views55 comments44 favs

Love is

Line break drill

8787 views99 comments55 favs

You can say that again!

Knowing

7979 views33 comments33 favs

I come here, to this very spot for a reason. Imagine — the illusion of knowing what is and is not. The contentment drops taste — one could suppose — like that.

“Kait” the homo sapien

9494 views33 comments33 favs

I am an animal on display in an old fashioned zoo - trapped & violent, violent, violent

Patriarchy: First Song of Despair

9898 views99 comments66 favs

It is not our fault

Afton Mountain

120120 views1212 comments88 favs

fog settles over the mountain laying a ghostly blue shroud

We're Still Here

8282 views44 comments55 favs

the beeps, rhythmic, tell us that you're still with us

consolations from Cold Mountain

100100 views11 comment11 fav

not otherwise employed, writing verse,/ line by tenuous line the substance of pulse./ ―but no one collects unemployed verse:/ self-lacerations must yield blood, not ink.

Re-valued

138138 views88 comments88 favs

The train station offers a pleasant atmosphere, though it exists as an in between place. People only come here to go somewhere else.

Delicate

103103 views88 comments55 favs

I'm not plagued with high levels. Must be all the raking I do. My pubes look as lush as my hair, so fire isn't even a concern. Maybe heat exhaustion is.This might be a poem,My oceans aren't small.

Morning Thoughts (6)

9999 views99 comments77 favs

When melancholy ...

In Darkened Caves

7171 views00 comments00 favs

There’s the Farmer’s Market In the pouring rain There’s the streets all Filled with pain We used to sit in darkened caves Singing to each other We sat in the darkened halls And chewed upon our brothers We once invented painting By

Thanksgiving, 2018

122122 views1717 comments99 favs

The cornbread for dressing cools./ The cranberries boil with one cup each/ of sugar and water. The aromas are nice

In Love With Myself

9999 views33 comments33 favs

.

Girl With a Typewriter Mouth

120120 views99 comments77 favs

The Girl with a typewriter mouthhad a body like a single sheet of blank white paper. I wasobsessed with the Beatles, she tellsme. Well, there are worse things to beobsessed with, I tell her. No, shesays, I mean REALLY obsessed. Oh,is all I can think to reply to…

four haiku

109109 views77 comments66 favs

years later ghosts enter. . . .

Pitcher

106106 views77 comments55 favs

the shape only adhering

Wildfire

108108 views55 comments44 favs

Those resting in clusters of bones, Cradled in ashes of what once were homes.

Hospice Valediction

155155 views1010 comments77 favs

youthful pin oaks grant solemn attention to the aluminum gurney

Thanksgiving

105105 views77 comments44 favs

Didn't usually go to the parade because it was long and cold But only a few blocks from the apartment Maybe if the sun had warmed all up some

Desire: First Love Poem

125125 views1515 comments1111 favs

Desire trumps wisdom.

The United States Of Ammunition

110110 views33 comments33 favs

I check the NPR news app. The story about the shooting in Pittsburg has already been pushed off the homepage. There is an article about yellow fever in the 14th century, a potential ceasefire in Yemen, players protesting the national anthem, a plane crash