Stories tagged flowers


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We wade through the season where hot water masquerades as air.

Wild Garden

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Even though it was late November, it still bloomed. Extravagantly. Obviously it had no shame, obviously it reveled in its own beauty.

Electric Delirium (ELECTRIC DELIRIUM 1.5)

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Rose, silence her desire when she, in this moment of desire, has passed into the grey and dawdles in the margins of such a hurtful unconventionality. Bend her astray from such a becoming. It would be a horror show: intimate, endless, and bloody, just the

Tree Yaupon

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They drop, pale green and yellow, full of pollen, to cover the pool deck and coat the surface of the pool, a shrunken Sargasso Sea come inland.

Tree Yaupon

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They clog the skimmer basket/ and fill the small Polaris bag.

Tending Toward Inertia

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She meets her old dance instructor, named Ira, in the back of a bus that wheezes & squeaks. The passengers seem to deny the small clouds of white exhaust

The Tall Man’s Secret

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For the next two hours, Ed goes nonchalantly about his business, buck naked the whole time. He putters around the house, writes e mails, waters plants, vacuums the rug and sweeps the porch. I pretend to ignore his nudity


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The scent of lotus blossoms and chrysanthemum flowers bathed the air.


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we can say all we couldn’t say when the ears could hear us

The Gray Woods

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I control my breathing and hide from you that I can, and will always forever. I have become expertly capable of hiding, losing myself in drawers and behind houses, beneath the earth inside a hollowed out pine.


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I am a sunflower. I turn my yellow and black face, bruised, to the sun, hoping its light will heal me. With my eyes closed I can see my stamen, veins in my eyelids, bulbous where they intersect. The sun feeds…


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I’d offer a catalogue of daylilies with names you’d appreciate: Prairie Blue Eyes