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wonder at all the things done without regard for you at all.

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This story is dedicated to Matthew Paust


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The woman who lives on the first floor once loved dancing naked for her lovers.

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"Polio?" people wondered. They asked: "Is that contagious?" Nobody knew. It was 1953. The epidemic raged on. Children in some towns were being made to stay indoors during the polio season for fear that the disease was airborne. It was putting an unnatura

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in dark recesses of this morgue of earth / where beauty of the good does not compel, / where evil's horrors seldom do repel— / Americ gods reign o'er from birth to birth.


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in the chicken house this morning. The second one this week. I carry the stiff hen out to the back pasture

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“Okay, so I'm lying naked in this coffin with my big dick out,” George W. Bush says. “Yes!” …