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Snarket

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Shit, I guess I'm gonna hafta

The Whole Debt

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just when the sky was dark with birds, the ground black with snakes, the river choked with otters, the mesa teeming with beetles, the mountains pocked with bees...

Colonized Mike, Ch. 1: UMPTEENTH TIME

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He blinked his eyes at them, like the pretty boy he still was.

Long Walks On the Beach: Song

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I don’t like long walks on the beach Or sand between my toes Jellyfish stinging my butt Saltwater up my nose I don’t like long lingering glances But I sure like fancy pantses And yes, a bum without a bottle Is like a car without a throttl

Ghosting

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While Evelyn watched television, I fixed her evening tea. “Are you? Fuck that world,” she replied, as though someone had asked her a question. Sometimes Evelyn got stuck on a word, using it for everything until it started to mean nothing and everything.

Sonnet 6

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There's someone in my life and we're friendswhen I met her, all I could do was yearnto hold her in my arms until the world endsthen interest waned broke like most Grecian urns.Sitting in a coffee shop watching agirl with a ten ass flounce her way to a seatand though I…

Away

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sleeping away the remembering

Against the Wall

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happily fling Molotov cocktails// against ICE agents in armored vehicles/ and sing the pain of their burning deaths/ as triumph against asininity.

Edju - 16 -17 and 18

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"We live in a world of marvels. Be aware - or beware." - Penelope Rosemont

To the Manchester Children's Monster

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“As you do it unto the least of these so you do it unto me.” —Jesus These children that you murder are not your enemy. They are not your pain or your personal sorrow. They are, if anything, flowers blowing and …

Sonnet II

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When gratitude on lovers' lips rings false/ As flattery by courtly sycophants,/ Take care to well distinguish gold from dross/ So as to gild gladder remembrances.

news through a window

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TV and power cord valorized in dust,/ wires and digital guts unimpaired, I’d guess . . .

SoliTaire

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She couldn’t help but wonder what 93 year-old Sohrabjee looked for in the torn, dusty lithograph of Marilyn in Persia one of the orderlies had stuck to the wall of the corridor outside Jasmine Wing decades ago.

Ghosts

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...ghosts still resentful, ghosts far from home...

A Shot at Pool

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New waitress/bartender draws my attention to bare ankles and red hair

Boardroom Bullshit

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Push the envelope

A Few Good Band Names

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Auto and the Grease-Pits Sugar Cube Full Frontal The Holy Grill Crazy Al and the Squirrels Talk Is Cheap Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cold Zippers Destiny Howl Epiphany Critter Cold Kneecaps Crepes Pulled Pork Baby Seals and the Club

Mother and Child

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Cybil walked into the shop, her baby in her arms, sat at the back and ordered a cup of tea. As she gazed around, her hand groped for the buttons and the clip. A suckling noise followed. Sipping her tea, an image soothed her mind. A portrait of Mother and Child.People …

Your words.

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Your words are Ambien.

On losing $10,000 Short Selling -- Sonnet 4

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On losing $10,000 Short SellingLast night I awoke to bearish marketsto thoughts from my pillow, yelled — sell!Sell! Sell! Sell! The traders like harlotsflaunted wares out from life's cheap market hotel.I sold knowing the market was volatilelike living…

WHAT IS PAID FOR

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The lock came off easy—they only screwed a hinged hasp on the outside—it took a hard shove to get past a chair barricading the door. As I pushed my way in I heard a screeching crash. Lucky nobody was around. It was my first time bidding on a sheriff's sale…

News Sequence

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On-air personalities inflate a balloon Trump head to the point of bursting.

Circular Motions

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Through void decks of apartment blocks, Over roads on overhead bridges, Down small streets on concrete pavements.

No Hay Bandaid

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Pain is the saddle which rides me Pain is the cowboy's gun More morphing, please!

Portfolio

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The line weights are spot on/ and the snap of lines is textbook/ for a discipline that died with AutoCad

Edju - 15th

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15. By the tan gray moon, a pure slice of venom in the blood, what was I and where was the sun? In and out the light goes from me. I am here and am here not. There and somewhere else again. I am twenty. I am seventy. And all…

Sonnet I

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Much as the cockerel crows the break of day/ So, too, has our love similar herald,

A Ghost of the Olfactory

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In most towns most ghosts reside where the living live and rely on the living's continued habitation for their spectral existence.

Talking about a Friend Over a Cup or Two of Coffee

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Talking about a Friend Over a Cup or Two of Coffee “Their first fight was over school lunches. Free school lunches. She taught Kindergarten in a public special ed center for emotionally disturbed children. The…

Fuck Men!

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I talk wands and magic and how women aren't supposed to care, but I do, and she talks length and girth. Her fiancé has neither, she makes an illustration with her pinky and says that if they don't marry within the year, she's dumping his ass and we