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Quite a figure he cut in his Jockey y-fronts, the Johnson’s Baby talcum powder billowing everywhere, the old-fashioned bottle of Old Spice shaken and slapped on both palms and then both cheeks.


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She slipped on a slimy petal and hit her head on the driveway. Splayed out flat, looking up at the white, white sky— she knew she had skated on wet, slimy flower-bits too long. "I'm tired of that tree," she told her husband, mopping blood from the back of her…

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The stunned son knelt to understand then fell, his heart shredded by the hollow point.

Being the Importance of Oscar Wilde

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Keep me tall in the saddle Crazy Horse.Keep me younger Kenneth Patchen. Keep mebrave all my days Emily Dickinson.Keep me sane John Lennon, romantic PaulMcCartney,spiritual George Harrisonand humble Ringo Starr. Keep me laughingLily Tomlin. Keep me kind Jesus ofNazareth.…


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Ross, I've been a ghost hunter for almost 10 years now and this is a place I said I WOULD NEVER NEVER EVER go to!

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Writing a poem while the polar tendencies are under wrap is like listening to The Dobbie Brother's without the whining Mississippi moon. Like a latte without the foam. And yet here I am. I will not write a poem while under the polar eclipse. I will not write…

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The clink of metal on metal does not disturb her.


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I enjoyed the talking part though rambling on and on for lord knows why or how

Stepping On Snails

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Mildred Haufnaughten rarely rushed anywhere, but to see her hobble along in the fast-paced gait of someone in a hurry, one might think otherwise.

All About the Guns

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Been looking for guns. His guns have turned up missing. He’s been looking for the guns. Looking for guns. The au-pair must’ve snuck back in And took the guns. And the baby. The baby must be crawling off with Guns again.


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She worked the research desk. Like most ladies before computers and cell-phones she lead a quiet conservative life. She wore dresses, spent time with family and friends...Emma also had been stricken as a child

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Friday night in Little Italy is a big night.

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Atoms of Sleep

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From the compass of the self the unified leap,gravitate gently, atoms that sleep,to where mystery reclines and solution must rise,but only for a fraction a lifetime denies.No sphere sympathetic to station or throne.All peripatetic. No flesh. No bone.Nothing to…

Days Do Not End

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An Incredible Waste of Paper

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Two New Poems

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1. Weeds of the World (Unite!) We invade the invaders and they invade us, these little Blooming weeds. They raise their flowers and let them blow Into the winds like fleets of stars. All of us Steer by their turning tide. All of us will eventually …


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Skimmer's feet were on the floor before he was fully awake. It had been another dream-heavy night and the last one had broken the paralysis of sleep before his mind could blink open and reset his awareness to the present day, the present moment, which pos

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