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Where They Have to Take You In

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Sunday morning beginning with a bang. Accused, found wanting, sentenced.

Ant Farm

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Every time I squished an ant with my finger, I felt a piece of me loosen and chisel off.

Leaving Home

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it is heavier than it looks with edges smoothed by the passage of time

Coming Through the Rye

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As I stood in my mother’s closet with my niece Chloe, and read the letter aloud, I was shocked to discover I had shared with my mother details about my love life.

Home, Soldier

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felt as if someone had pulled me in by the belt, or grabbed me by a knot in the hair, and kissed me with fire-engine lips. I was happy. I was in love.

Small Orange Chair

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His position gave him a view through the opening in the hedges of women rushing to the bus stop, their perfume just freshly applied, their lips red and coral and peach with Max Factor and Revlon.

Freeing Annabel Lee

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It drifted into the sea, I say, when you ask me about home. You’ve only known me for a few moments, so you’re not sure how to gauge me. You laugh, and make an Annabel Lee reference. The English teach in me wants to hug you. The New Jersey in me wants

Settling

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But she knew what she would find. She knew it all the moment she felt the sticky fingerprints behind the slat of her old oak slay bed. The fingerprints that would only be left from a person grabbing it from behind their head. The fingerprints that she

Why Mitch McConnell Can't Get It Up: A Tragedy in One Act

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["SEXUAL CONGRESS" VS. THE "STRICT OBSTRUCTIONIST" ... WHO WILL WIN OUT?]

how i saw you sail

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I had a friend in high school that wore a size G bra and we would take guesses on how much her tits weighed in comparison to the rest of her body. I spent a night wondering how she kept upright.

Endless Prairie, Empty Sky

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Mama died after Daddy didn't come home from the war. The bottle and pills hurried it along, but she really died from a broken heart. Aunt Orphy and Uncle Louie sold the farm in Twig and took me in. We moved to a tiny ranch house in Coon Rapids, a flat, treeless place where…

Still

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Later

momentary delay

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The clouds cried more than silver tears, this time.

The City's Not For You

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You left your quiet life for a home in the city.