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re-homed

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aquatic, free-swimming or earth-bound

“Stars above the barren trees”

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Say it all — Leave nothing out —

Picking Strawberries

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Underneath the fence she picked strawberriesThey were nickle sizedand some were red, some were green and some with a littleof both/in between They came up from the ground in little patchesand sweetness could be smelled on the windAs the cloud cover came…

Excellent Sushi

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I drove at an outlandish speed to get excellent sushi

Little Red Riding Hood, The Woodcutter, Grandma, and The Big Bad Wolf: Their Ongoing True Story

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Grim though it be Little Red Riding Hood and The Woodcutter, with his hewing axe, eviscerate and skin the Big Bad Wolf, thus rescuing sickly Grandma. Grandma’s a bit worse for the wear after her couple of hours in Big Bad’s overstuffed stomach. But she cl

When You Love Someone

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you set the world in motion. When you lovesomeone you reset everything to now. When you love someone you forgive the world. Everything is possible. When you love someone it is time to go on home. When you love someone you're reborn as someone else…

More news, another fugue...

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...he'd made a regrettable deal for Monkeydick long long ago, and the pain was deep, and it never went away.

Melody

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Love, your daughter

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You gave me all of the power, and none of the power.

nestled in swirling chaos.

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Both my Nana and my mother have blond hair…as a child I thought most women of European descent tended towards this color, this particular hue of straw, and threads of gold woven together. I had been somewhere as a nine year old, I was in the 4th grade and Laura…

A Tangled Web of Likes

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Liking up with the Joneses...

We didn’t read the news

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I was at my usual booth, half a cold cappuccino in front of me, my daughter crawling over my lapin an attempt to crayon the paper I was reading.The man at the table across the floor looked like the prison warden…

EAT MY RUST

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They hallucinate impossible realities achieved by acentrations of projected thought and planned daydreams into chemical reactions and transmission to such subjects symbolised by the signs in themselves the spinory grammar of excited electrons and whimsies

Things You Probably Should Know About New York City

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It is a misdemeanor to fart in NYC churches. In 1857, toilet paper was invented by a man living in NYC. No one knows how long it took for the idea to fan out from there. God only knows why it took so long, or why NYC was at the epicenter of it all

Teacher

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Where are the wads of gum thumbed to the undersides of ancient desks, each crusted barnacle evidence of a bored teenager? Where are the pencils stuck in polystyrene ceiling tiles? Pacing the empty room, Zoom tiles like alphabetized gravestones to a lost year. Alone,…

Super Nova

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she brought solace to a broken country deeply in need of healing

excerpt from the drainmen

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The next morning I could see on waking we moved as if a killer in a fog as heavy as paint. No matter how long we traveled we could never get out from under it. Taking coffee from the porter who rolled his office down the aisle, I became obsessed with our position in the…

To the Inadvertent Misogynists in My Life

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I am invisible.

The Collector Of Twilights

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I like to collect twilights. I fold them carefully and put them in my wallet. They fit neatly between the dollar bills that have a weird tendency to curl. This bugs me. I don't know why they do that. Something to do with the design of the wallet. But the twilights fit…

durations of flamenco

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thus is life conjured with music: human life / with human music human souls human earth, / hot souls the cherished fruit of the hot earth beneath.

Sushi Tango

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"He was seriously flirting with you. All that free squid and shit! He never does that."

The Road a Scripture

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Granny says Jesus works quiet and curious but mama leaving with the UPS man weren’t no great mystery.

Tundra

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All the lights of Rekyjavik...

An after-image, a ghost

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It was also witnessing the emergence into explicitness and clarity of everyone's expendability.

The Mud Slicks at Low Tide

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The mud slicks at low tide were a mood.Thick gobs that smelled of fish, sulfur and claysalt and wild seaweed like fungusmoldy like left out fruityet it drew her closerto the shorelinecloser to feelingit between her toesthick, squirtsas her feet lifteda suction cupand then…

Missing Bananas

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He's no fruit lover.

Remaking Your Dreams Come True

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Reincarnation. Not a bad deal, especially for cows. For the rest of us, it is like being in a witness protection program. And all without the risk of having those against whom you bore witness coming after you. Usually.

Stone Soup

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When I asked her about her husband, she laughed.

end of january

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c'mon honey let's go get stoned the night is falling where did you say we were going?

God, the Father

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I was right to fear the God of my father He is a monster.