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The Time Traveler

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My work is not that sexy and glamorous kind of time travel that you see in the movies with Deloreans and phone booths.

Record II

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it's fucked up time

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it's fucked up time daylight fades into breezes on porch

Robots Don't Want to be Evil,

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they just are. Some are metal, thisis true, but most of the ones Isee are flesh and bone. Robots are made out of millions of tiny flying robots. They do seem to pass around a lot of useless junk on their wires and pulleys. The fleshy ones deal…

I Must Want it. No, I Must Need It.

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She rubs her head into mine...

On the Deeper Slants of the Universe

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Everything makes sense.

Broken

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I rang the doorbell. Claire opened the door, wearing jeans and a T-shirt. I opened my arms to give her a big hug. She stiffened and pulled away. Stunned, my lips parted, but I couldn’t think of a single word to say. Ideal, Phillis. ”Broken”, Pure

The C.I.A. is trying to kill my GRANDMOTHER!!!

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Don't forget to fuck me. Blow me. Suck me. Don't forget to fuck me. [REPEAT 2X]

when we danced

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and we held each other close, both smelling of the beach

Who Was This Guy

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Luke and Diane sat at a round white table looking around the room. There were clusters of people forming an archipelago of cordial exchange and small talk. All but a few were strangers, friends and family of his sister-in-law Mary, now a widow, though the word sounded…

Going Home: 1937

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yeah time travel

Гумилёв и Ахматова via странников

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Walking down an unfamiliar street, / I heard a sudden caw of crows, / some thunder afar, strums of a lute— / a streetcar came flying along.

In Quietude

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For Algernon Afloat, on tidal difference's separated songs Let nothing spare her mention, still belongs That sterile tone mismissioned to my ear What love's illusion balanced most when throngs Of hummingbirds advanced, methinks, to hear…

April Haiku

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A sardonic moon/ surveys our plight and cackles.

The Musk of Civilization

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He bought his zillion-dollar megaphone,

A Message in Red-Brown Style

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The important thing is to repeat the keyword

The poplar

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Sometimes we hurt ourselves, we scratch ourselves, we bleed — for a simple joy... All I wanted to do was to find the poplar again — the tree of my young arms, of my budding breasts. My fingers used to circle around its bold and vigorous waist, but in the…

Apocalypse in G # Minor

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"What's it like?" Like everything else. We all do it, so how bad could it be?

Real Life

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Just like real life before poundsigns.

The Anguish of Easter

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I used to be so certain about right and wrong. About choices and their consequences. About heaven and hell and how there was no room in between no space in between no point in between (take that point how you will)

civilization

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is this the end of civilization is this what i've been thinking of

Working at a Truck Stop Outside Charlotte

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My name's Barbara and don't call me Barbie if you want to be my friend.

Just Ordinary People

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Just ordinary people in their puffy parkas, knit hats, Babies bundled in strollers, bewildered toddlers in tow.

They Were RICHEY-RICH!!! (Part IV-tham, and FINAL!)

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Crossed

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Their raging energy felt like a unified force that could catapult itself in any direction at a second’s notice, like a heat-seeking missile targeting the next warm body.

Floating Just Floating

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He didn't know why he kept writing. There was no reason to write. People ceased reading. They played video games. They watched Netflix. They walked down crowded city streets staring at smartphones. He was sustained in some weird way by the momentum of writing. As if the…

Small Ghosts

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the mother tells her child the flashes at the horizonare fireworks, not bombs, so he will not be afraid.at night he curls by the door or else he follows her to a different place. he is quiet, then. as if he knows the secret challenge.better if he and all the others…

News from a Distant Relative

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(Suddenly, too lazy to pull even one title from his shelves, he thought: if it's now the “Dao De Jing”, shouldn't it also now be the “I Jing”? Alas, he was no translator.)

Death of a Toothbrush (a random observation)

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Gone are the bristles bristling.Embedded with memoriesof crevices that oncefought to hold the spinach or walnuts within.No more feeling the undulatingresponses as the velvety tonguewinces and curls asthe wine is scrapped away.Is it wine, as we stare, oris it blood.Ah, the…

A Brief History of Water

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amphibians returning to the scene of the crime