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Music Boxes

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Mom would dig through one of her music boxes to pick out Saturday morning's cleaning jams. Tattered, battered Payless shoeboxes with lids ripped to shit, filled to capacity with piles of cassettes; greatest hits albums, mostly, or Time Life compilations of mid-to-late…

Phenomenology

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The universe is churn-

Lucky Strike

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...when they entered eager lungs hungry from deep and sweaty love

Untitled (disappear)

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You slid out of me, ectoplasm, and I let you.

Night of The Lepus

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I've decided I'm here to be absurd.

Whoami

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A woman with fallen breasts is attempting to hang her laundry on a string. Two tall men mount horses and ride them into the meadow. A squad of children wrap themselves around a playground.

Arcana Magi Zero + Pure - c.15

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The Series Finale of 'Arcana Magi Zero' and 'Arcana Magi Pure'

Water, Not Fire

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I'll still want the blinds open and the lights on, to see the papier-mache of our flesh fighting death away to the century mark, even if you only want to live until a ripe eighty-two.

Once the Excrement Encounters the Oscillating Rotary Air Circulator

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The film canister—with Camembert's thumb in it—was positively gouging her thighs now. When would they give up for the day and leave?

Conversation

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She came from a small town in Illinois where most of the residents were under house arrest, having misplaced their sliver of luck.

The Lizard King

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Jim Morrison moved ever so slightly in the cold of his grave

Before I Die

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...to know they are not alone

Where did the time go?

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It feels like only a month ago I thought about calling you.Feels like a week ago started an email to send you and didn't.A few days ago that I nearly sent a text.It is almost a year since you killed yourself.Where did the time go?

The Birth of Intuition

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My wife’s got dangerously good Peripheral vision She can see things so far to the side That I’m almost certain she can see things behind her And I’m sure she can see things that happened yesterday But the thing that scares me the most She

Trailer for yet another Bogart flick... Rev2

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Last chance for gas between here and hell.

Homonyms Explicated

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right/rite: Your touch smooth as impulse/ Swaying my mind

Falling Rocks in Equal Doses

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Not sure I remember what's important, but I remember you. That's the whole problem I think. You're a drain where all my words end up ending up. All of them get lost inside you. Eventually. And I'm left with nothing to say. Because all my words are gone…

War ; a fragment

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Lela, my grandmother.

Quintet in a Minor Key Near the End of Time

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The one thing I believe in is collapse./ Abandoned buildings collapse. Civilizations// collapse. Financial bubbles collapse./ Stars and galaxies collapse. Falling// is something that comes quite naturally/ to puffed up things.

Squirm & Bruise: My Mom and Dad

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"You had to do something back then, so I joined the Coast Guard!" he said, as though anybody said both. "My mother got us evicted!" she said, neglecting that this means homeless and ruined.

Early Morning Intrusion

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The bus is a living thing. Its engine its heart, its body our shelter, its driver the hands that take us to our destination. We cling to the bars in the aisles where scents mix and bodies touch, where young couples with knotted fingers, eyes in eyes, tell us that life is…

Pension Plan

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Let's put a cork in this drain.

sonnet from another horizon, sunset

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the day’s sirens beckon, well to ignore they/while living through sequential events . . .

The Third Leading Cause

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I leave the 29 to go after the 1

Payback

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My mother always brightens when I walk into her room, then a sallow nature overtakes the short-lived smile. It’s as if she expects someone else, and disappointment sets in when she sees it’s only me.

Face to Face

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The face had become a chilling death mask.

Three : Sixteen

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We are a city of overworked workers.

The Light Of the Face

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We all have our place But it’s always there, isn’t it Streaming throughout our lives The light of the face Where most of the soul comes to rest We see it best when the hard wind blows Cause in the course of events The wind will know our

cup of never

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held in my hands/ like the dream of a / golden wood

Would You Name YOUR Dog Voldemort?

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So you don't want to give your dog an ordinary name like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn to your favorite literary classics when it's time to name the new puppy. The result? This list of actual canine names inspired by literature (from…