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It is hunting season in Jersey today. They say “There are too many deer in Jersey today.”

My Belgian Waffle-Hound: Song

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I was walking my Belgian Waffle-Hound Past the Belgian waffle shop I found a penny on the ground And did a tiny little hop I spun around and went inside The Belgian waffle shop And bought a little waffle For my Belgian Waffle-Hound

The Melody

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They have their own homes. Their babies. The world is big enough to have more layers than you can imagine. The light will show you. But it can't do anything for you. You are the mad scientist who controls your robot feet. You are the…

Dude Fish

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the wiggly word / floats toward the crowd

Sometimes the bear eats you...

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...something darkly malevolent looming above him...

You Got a Second

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“There's daytime and there's nightwatchman-time. “We have the Number One Rule - kill time without checking every two minutes to see how dead she is. Don't slip into the habit of watching the clock, if you get the…

Looking for work

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Looking for Work - Sonnet 1 My iPad is crazy like Politics ,and morning coffee's a partisan drink.We all know we're distracted, when the inkthe press sells, tells us how we should think.Every morning starts in the local paper,and by ten-ten I've skimmed through…

Is This Seat Taken?

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A single woman should regard every train ride as an opportunity, I once read in one of those “How to Find A Boyfriend” books. “When boarding the train, don't take the first available seat,“ the author advised. “Walk through all the cars…

just because the maker of the tracks and the tracks themselves are invisible doesn't mean there's nothing there

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breathe out somewhere a tree falls

Apocalypse Haiku

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Burying the dead

You'll Stand At My Graveside (after Mary Elizabeth Frye).

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Don't throw earth on bones.

Catch & Release: Dog Person Depression

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Instead, I get things like, “Why can’t you find a nice man with cancer or a bum leg?”

Edju - the 14th stave

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I heard a commotion somewhere beyond the crates and boxes. There was a blue door on the far wall. The one wall the yellow light did not illuminate. It was knocking. Someone was knocking on the blue door. It turned green.…

Arcana Magi Zero Arc 3 - c.3

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Just as Megumi aimed her spell between Arturo and the shrine, a blast of white light fired like a cannon.

When the Meat Puppet Meets the Meat Lady

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Diamonds are for suckers Diamonds are for the miserable at heart Keep that in mind when you are busy Puffing out your chest and Slipping on your dancing shoes We were about to witness the release of souls From the captivity of flames At th

A Short Pause to Remember her Eyes

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I can still remember her eyes shedding light over me. Sparks were gathered in them, always present, always radiating messages. They would have been there when she looked down at me, after her long ordeal of flushing me out, seeing me close to her, all soggy and red,…

Peace in the Backyard

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No lies in the sky


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There's a mutual recognition...

Quel Bordel

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Our friend, M. Dieu-Juste partnered in a used car business with a Vietnamese mechanic, Mr. Tran. Cars however, were not their only venture.

temporary solution to inhalation

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where his breath is, there the man respires ‘round it . . .

People Who Go to Poems for Truth

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People Who Go to Poems for Truth

Rex edits an essay about relationships

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The Beast Remembers Its Promise

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It's a good thing—because Of the way that feeling Made her even more beautiful. You shouldn't doubt such a Feeling. It's a good thing— Because frankly you have Been informed. When Beauty Loses her way, even The…

Seven Things I Learned About David Letterman from Jason Zinoman's "Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night."

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Never touch David Letterman's neck!


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I met Lenina in Moscow, huddled in the snow, peddling dill & rusty carrots. We became close friends. In pre-'democracy' times, she taught Gorbachev law. But after the fall of the USSR ... a survival in sub zero temperatures. This poem is dedicated to her

How to Stop Doing and Be

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Monday will come soon enough to get/ what needs to be done, done.


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Long slow night / moody lumbering freight train

The Cooler

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We stop laughing when the doctors come in. Don't want to scare them.Benny (car accident, Christmas, gifts all over the road) tries to freak them out though. He'll make a low sound sometimes. One nurse ran so fast she almost wentout the window. Sheryl her name…

You Can Keep the Keys: Song

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Here’s the keys to the house Here’s the keys to the car I’m going out and I don’t care I’m going out to buy a cigar Don’t bother locking up after I leave I’m not coming back anymore I’m going to drink whiskey out of a jar Go out and buy

Dada- Age 1

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He keeps saying it, babbles the term like he knows what it means and we wince and interject with mama, mama, mama,