Stories tagged free-verse

Antique Mannequin

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A perfect woman?

The Mojave Desert Remembers Ron Paul

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The Mojave Desert remembers Ron Paul With tattered billboards Scraped and clawed by vehement dust

Y.

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We are the generation who tattoo our stories on our bodies, who pierce what appears impenetrable; we fly our scars like pennants.

Egypt.

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When the sky was thinner and water faster, we would chase the falling stars.

Riposi in Pace.

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It was too young to be love. We were 5, a buzz-cut me, and you, plated with babyteeth

Kissing Cobras

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She administers the alkaloids slowly, soaking the muscles in blight, the body tissue beneath into corrosion.

Effort

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For you – because you deserve more effort

Calluses

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My Grandma caressed my sleeping Grandfather’s feet as we sat in his hospital room after hours.

Abandoned

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How could you run from me now? The loneliest child in the house

Selfish Success

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I wear my gun so it shows, so everyone knows.

My Single Mother

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Like the willow she stands alone, swaying.

Quicksand

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At 25...

Movies and Songs

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But I am quite sure, in my loneliness, there is nothing that aches inside me more, than a desire to persist.

(a.m.)

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5:57, and sunlight insinuates itself under my eyelids. today I wake up to the noise of time slowing to a mere trickle. today I wake up and I can't remember where I am or what your name was. I feel you fading into nothing but a…

Heather.

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Gone Heather, with her hands in her hair, silent for help, over-involved now scared.