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Unless we see it, probe it, Name it, star by star, and feel This awful, tenuous gratitude.

Just Another Plebian — Err, Philistine!

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I hate your guts.

substance shadow spirit

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ride crests and troughs of ceaseless change, / without delight but without fear, / and once it’s time to leave, then simply go, / without regret, with no unseemly fuss.

Jimbo’s Wish

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growing up fumbling for excuses your fingers, clumsy littlepads of flesh you don't recognize a scatter plot of acnethat won't erase by mirrorwhy this scene doesn't workkissing the detachable lips of bobby-soxed methodgirlswho keep…

God Works Out of A Home Office

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with binoculars neighbor reads screen text:

Soulspring, by Norman Klein.

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The call came...

Head Eloquence

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You know I'm living in the past...


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My wife went vegan.


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The Naked Shadows Inside Her Dress

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When the truth is spoken, we don’t know Where to look, as if we only know someone Has gotten away with something big Or stolen someone’s heart, knowing how easy It was, how fragile, how true to itself So open and weightless, without guile

The Supporting Oscars

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Weekly game night for the Oscar Family. Winning is secondary.


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I can’t hold a job I can’t hold a hammer

Before She Gets into the Car

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His white shirt gleams

Cherry of Menloves

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Miranda laughed. The cream of the retail industry laughed...


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The monkey did not live for long. He’d lost interest in the stuffed dog pretty much right away. The farther away the shuttle, the more garbled and fanciful the sign language the monkey had been taught became.


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After you lost sight in your left eye, mom made me go on the road with you that last summer to help you see.

Ya Ever Meet a Buckley? I Haven't.

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Who's that? I don't know. …

MS Fragments Retrieved from a Garbage Disposal

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Mrs. Death was walking in mountains where everything around was still. Mr. Death? —in another hemisphere, wandering (last she’d heard) through a vast forest.

September 26, 2016

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I lack the intellect, discipline, and faith in anything but our ultimate erasure.

Trout Fishing in America Shorty lives on after the death of his dear friend Richard Brautigan, though sadly

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Maybe, after years of writing poems like letters, he began to notice that no one ever wrote him back.

white lights

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the little white lights i see mean many different things to me


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Through feeling her life story, I understood mine, more,

Another dead chicken

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in the chicken house this morning. The second one this week. I carry the stiff hen out to the back pasture

The Lightning

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IThe squirrels danced in the trees.They leapt from branch to limbto the struck down tree trunk,thick with bark.The creek was overfilled.Lightning had lasted for days."Just one more day,"she told herself"Just one more day,"before the sun comes out again.The lightning had…


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The gated community of Dos was named for one of Babbage’s landmark educational figures, Ms. Dos.

When Words Were First Born

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When words were first born They were like pure prayer I could see them in the sky And hear them whispering through your hair But now they’re like dreams That only sorrow owns We still need the sun We need to find Solace on the ground

Original Sin

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The sirens didn’t eat the sailors

Zwarovski Crystals

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It was 14:24 official eBay time. Louise had spent hours looking at over 30,000 items under “Elvis Memorabilia"

Apples and Oranges and Apples

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No one is going to find us. And even if they did it's just a play someone wrote with you in mind as the lead. No one is going to find us. I could have told you this but I didn't want to spoil your newfound fun. No one is going to find us. The funny…

it was just like in a movie, they said

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Yeah, sort of