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Now I am prepared to waltz under a K bullet that hits a stucco brick above the tropical hibiscus.

Lying to the Boss

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I was having festive sex flashbacks and wasn't thinking sharply.

Pretend Friend

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no rule says an imaginary friend has to be a good one


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I am trapped.

The Shopkeeper

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His eyes are closed yet restless, as if too many thoughts loop beneath the lids.

Down and Out in the Portland in Oregon [Card #8: Justice (WORK-IN-PROGRESS — v.1)]

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Getting dropped off — knowing I wouldn't be coming right back out, this time — once again, I had the sense of entering a sort of cultural underground parking garage: like a vacuum, the energy went "WHOOSH!" and the usual rules didn't apply.

The Ungrateful Dead and the Human Resource Recovery and Refineries Act

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Incidents intensified. The Dead appeared in twos and threes at shopping mall and Wal-Mart parking lots.

Stealing From A Corpse

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He kept one scarf. It was the scarf that she would tie around his eyes to play with him, long, until he was in his teens. A silly game that made her happy and he squirmed with delight until he got too old. She did not want him to see her, only to know if

Past Brutalities

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Seven micros


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Used Books

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Jody cracks the flaming jade, thus it's old Or, not old, just not new, used, the song sang The thirst slaked, the luncheon ate, drink drank. Are letters in books when the book's resold Made new? Another nook, a novel day Biased light lights the…

Let the Others Drool

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They are all sleeping, but I know better. I will keep watch and if he comes tonight I will be alert and ready. When he arrives he'll see the slack mouths, the graceless sprawls, hear the grunts, snorts and snores of the other women and then he'll sense me. My eyes will…


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No one explained triumph would feel like this.


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i don't know

October is the month when your dog dies

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The Good Sounds of Squeamish Language

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Accuracy is a prediction

Darcy Eastland

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To him the younger women, contemporaries of the bride, all sounded as if they were breathing helium.

You Are Now Leaving Czech Soil

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You are now leaving Czech soil You were there for a thousand years That is where you met her once, your great love, and now again after all these years You are now leaving Czech soil You were there for a thousand years Forget all your toil

The Bitter Light of the Single Bulb

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Running the gauntlet to the toilet in the dark meant finding a way past the loose boards and the possibility of being caught and dragged under like a drowning victim. No lifeguard stood sentinel on the landing, only the bitter light of the single bulb—40w

Smoke and Stars

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as distant lights all must shiver before joining in a Milky Way river

Stationcity Drums

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Deep in Stationcity they began to drum.

A little bit of death as sunset falls on the Catalina Mountains

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A poem in prose form.

A Moot Point

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I was lying in bed with Cindy. She had just brought up the subject of marriage, again, when Victor began to vomit blood all over the bedroom carpet.


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Key Cutting

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City cars packed with eyes

With Robert Frost, at Wal-Mart

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He turns to close the door and his cat, an orange tabby named Demiurge, stakes out a wary watch on the threshold.

Swarming beaks

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A box with six birds in the back yard — Palm-sized Chickadees with black-capped heads.

Earthquake Weather

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The weather was uncharacteristically mild, warm, calm, unnatural for us.

Lines with Billie Holiday

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It is almost as if there isn’t a wedge of wood between us – I can feel him inches away from me. I can’t control the sigh or the tears that escape my body.

Three Stanzas after Reading Red Pine’s Poems of the Masters

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A scoop of moon sits on the wall