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No! No! Nonononono!


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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…

How the Body Prepares Itself

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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.

Arkansas Ascension

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The priest had noticed the elderly robot who came to every one of his services: he always sat in the back of the church, almost in the dark where the windows were broken and were now boarded up.


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

Whining Will Get You Nowhere

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After his resurrection the children began to play.

Curse at Your Smoking Gun

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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

Souvenir Des Choses du Passé

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Let's say maybe you're in a place your mind has never left, and let's say maybe it's Mississippi, and let's say maybe it's summer with kudzu throbbing green all around you, and let's say maybe she's a Sagittarius girl, standing in that driveway with her young breasts…

The Secret

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

Then, But Not Now

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The one-legged crow was back in the yard again today, as it was yesterday and may have been before, but yesterday was the first time I noticed it among the murder while using the binoculars that I often use to bring things closer, things like these iridescent and beautiful…

Daily Bread

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A little poem about prison


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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.

Receding Haiku

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love weaves a perforated web between the spikes of longing

A Skeptic’s Faith

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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.

Thunder Snow

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A farm girl raised on fresh eggs and weather forecasts...

What’s the Dark Matter Doing to Us in the Dark?

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Will it// scare us shitless when we can finally/ draw ourselves a likeness of it?

Waiting for the Voice on the Line

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hoping for a happy outcome/ like a kindly voice on the line

Which Way to the Vomitorium

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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…

The Whore of Guadelupe

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...or folly tantamount to betrayal.

Not Creative

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a poem about things exploding/burning down/scattering for miles.

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.