Stories tagged lover


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One day my mother's lover shaved his beard and legs. Said he couldn’t fit into his tight jeans anymore.


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"...when my daddy found out about Jasper, it was too late— mama was already round-&-radiant with Jasper's child. "

A Hall of Mirrors

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My face in your face The light in your eyes Dancing and twirling Growing, alive A hall of mirrors reflecting me Shards of glass Silver and black Injure and cut Years of bad luck A hall of mirrors protecting me Wrinkles and bags Time's been unkind Disease and…

My Fly Guy

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Not on the mouth, I tell him. I don't know where your feet have been.

The Keynote Speech

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Coming to the stage is a largely professional individual.

Radioactive Rain

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It’s an almost mystical experience, walking in the warm, radioactive rain. It’s a rare moment of peace, a gathering of breath before the next storm, before the next wave of panic, before those frozen in shock come to themselves and rush through the stree

f**k xmas

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Christmas Eve arrives with a relief that the season of joy will soon be over so I can feel the pain I am denying myself. Rosie presses her face against the kitchen window, leaving ghostlike impressions of the tip of her nose and her lips on the glass tha

My Dog Was Wrong About You

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When it was time to leave, she lingered beside you, bidding you to come again. I flicked my cat, dog tail, indifferent. She wanted to lick your cheek.

Biscuits and Gravy

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Lips touch briefly at first

The Seer

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The strange bones of language wander the room.

Beauty Fell Through the Roof

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Yet tenderness resided here among the canvases, the tubes of paint, brushes, and candle wax; the splatters of discarded ideas. We made love the way people said prayers