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“Dolphins swim in the soul when it is calm,” the king of television yoga says. His face seems so relaxed. Suddenly, you feel the heat, and must remain quiet to remember, again. Later, you will hang with…

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She was trying on her jeans in the bathroom, the same jeans she had tried on a few days ago, somehow imagining they'd fit.Her waist was growing fast now, but, if she believed this would work for her, that the jeans would stretch or that her body would fade... her will…

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it corrupts the smells// and flavors of the world/ and plants its swollen face

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burnt-up leaves rustle and fall

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I formed a snowball in my bare hands. Hard as a rock, I let her fly.

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Carson said she expected better. Pat McCrory said we should burn the place to the ground.

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Threshold

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After his resurrection the children began to play.

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you are my thunderstorms in August....

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// opening act: van featuring balloon featuring drugs // headliner: lubv ya babe

A Thousand Days

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Some claim my brother lay with me, I own

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Of course then I did it all over again. Got married, that is. Fortunately, this one worked out.

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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…

Reversal

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

Receding Haiku

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love weaves a perforated web between the spikes of longing

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Sunrise steals

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He spends his Sunday morning spraying WD-40 through the straw-like stream attachment at the expansive paper nest of beige and ivory striped wasps.

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Night's air awhirl, the sky shoots fireflies. Sometimes, she bleeds black arrows in her dreams.

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what a mess

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When I saw that Chez Panisse was serving crawdaddies (the menu called them crayfish, but I know a crawdaddy when I see it), I relaxed. I didn't eat the ugly creatures when my brother fished them out of irrigation ditches back on our farm near Roswell, and

A Straw Grasp

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My wife, Sheila, inadvertently clicked my e-mail address, too, when she sent her reply back to him and I read her poet friend's message that her love opened the window of his heart and she replied that his words were knocks that opened the door to her being, then I stood…

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...or folly tantamount to betrayal.

The Light After Equinox

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Soon enough, October’s ragged/ lawn will hide its deficiencies// under withered leaves of oak,

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Forty years later he was still her Romeo, she his Juliet.