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The last one I tipped over the edge was just like all the others: fragile, pale, humming to himself as he sat on the ledge overlooking the gardens.

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suspended over my startled power lines/ like a silver ship entering harbor

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“Write me a play.” She'd sat on his lap, played kitten, kissed his ear.

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The Stinger

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Fear

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What I Learned About Death While Eating Dark Chocolate

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Twilight, Nov. 07, 05:50am

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“I need some help.”He circled the bed, motorized half-way upright, as the pressured air sank and rose, sank and rose, giving the patient oxygen. He was not awake, conscious maybe, but not awake.Jack pulled a wooden chair out from the small room desk and turned…

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Let us both stand steep, alone, this night; the tide Lies, hastening to us: and, far away, I hear the sea gulls sweep, through the divide That shapes drear skies, between dead lights of day. What worth was love? Man severs all he is, To make one…

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