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Don't Be Difficult

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maybe eventually time / will erase our time together

How to Fuck Kayne West (Up the Ass) by Donald Trump

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[marbles] [blither-blather] [blarg]

transmission garbled part'y received + three from Han-shan

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(magnifications of meaning/ confer legibility)

Punkin Head

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The old neighborhood, long paling in the shadow of greater Los Angeles, was reduced to two blocks in length and occupied only one side of Figueroa. It was the crumbling bastian of homes whose architecture remembered yet street-car bells clanging, watermelon farms and…

TWL

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Know therefore what is work...

Back Story

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I wanted you in the worst way but that's not how I got you.

Blank Checks

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Then he said something that really made sense, said he kept a blank check in his back pocket...

Out of the frying pan...

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the pressure from my lungs threatened to burst my eardrums.

Speak Softly, Tricky Man

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Snow fell against the windows casting shadows that danced like fireflies or flame—he couldn’t make out which for sure. He’d tumbled and bounced from balcony to balcony, the snow calming with the winds and gently falling, now.

Cathedral Garden

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the whirlpool of what

The Hour of the Wolf

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Beneath an opal moon, the open field and wilderness across it look immersed in varying shades of blue. A strong night howler blows across a little girl's face as she walks the field as if in a trance; her whole visage framed against the backdrop of this very act …

Questioning

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“If we had, I mean, not been in love, would you understand?” I tell her to make a list. First on it, kick the can. Just as silent is quiet is a mid-dinner’s eve it is out there now, stated, between us. I don’t know if she will, but maybe she’ll make a lis

In the Month of Halloween

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Did you ever have a morning when you just did not want to wake up? Sleep can be marvelous, but dreams not so much. If you believe, here is a tale. "She was awakened by the mushing of her pillow around where her head lay squarely on it. It was not violent,

Three Small Ekphrastic Objects

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Agamemnon and Menelaus were/ complete creeps. Achilles was// a pompous piece of shit.

The Angel with The Broken Wing

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"She was like a perimeter guard for an advanced race of beings who looked human but were somehow para-human entities focused only temporarily within this dimension."

An Answer

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"Why?" is the question I ask, but no one is around to answer. What would an answer change anyway? But it is all I can do. So it is all I can do.

Puppet X, 3

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I look good Together Got these penny wings I could actually fly with It all becomes so clear Sound goes down Sanity returns in an instant The night is bigger... I’d rather stay near the ground I’m not a practicing angel

Sudden Window

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There is someone looking for youfor him or herself. I don't know if they'll keep on looking forever when we live our present lives so far apart from each other. You might as well be behind a glass at all times. But I still would want that lucky…

Watching Bobbie Die

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It was all about the war.

ancients

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rheumy eyes wink, gnarled hands pantomime

More Corpses

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(I would cite here “corpse plumbers”, but I fear being misconstrued.)

Land of Manana (ruff)

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In the Land of Manana tomorrow knows best and is never rushed. That is why it might take five, six days, or more, for tomorrow to ever show up. Even so, never on the Sabbath.There are those who take this inexact passage of time as a personal affront to their dignity.…

Growing older, uncomfortably

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Cafés just aren´t cool anymore unless they boast walls of exposed brick, pipes, half a chair nailed to the ceiling, mis-matched furniture back-breakingly uncomfortable.

Body Parts

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They were playing chess with body parts of children they had sacrificed to God.

JULIA'S SHOE

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Julia liked her shoes. They were made of suede. Blue. With a low platform sole. A small size for small feet. Julia was eight. They weren't school shoes; parties and special outings only. They had been a Christmas present from Aunty Molly. The box had been wrapped in red…

Noir in cadence

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...hup hup hup...

Excerpt: Reykjavik: A Novel

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2. Reykjavík - 1986 …

Mike's Confession in the Basement to Being Allergic to Testicles

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He arched an eyebrow.  He was "thinking" — a tricky thing to do, when you never read, even the newspaper.

Neuro-Harmonic Conspiracy

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Moles & Scraps

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A starved hunchbacked figure covered in blanket gently steers a one eyed dog along with him. A four legged shadow serving as his longtime companion against the all-consuming vacuum of the universe. A friend for all times.A thin scar runs from his cheekbone to…