Stories tagged poem

What I Learned About Death While Eating Dark Chocolate

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85% extra dark cocoa:/biting into bitter darkness

The Work of Beauty

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the steady, persistent work of beauty

Don’t Carry the World

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On hot Southern days / when the air shimmered

You Can Spank Me, It's Okay

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It’s okay, you can take me home and spank me My bad, my bad, you can go ahead and thank me Cause I may have been a bad, bad boy You’ll be glad to know, O boy I know how bad you wanted to hear those words Falling from my lips like little bir

It Mighta Coulda Been Me

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I don’t know who ran down your old pet skunk I admit last night I was a little drunk So it sorta mighta coulda been me Yep it mighta coulda been me I didn’t really like him all that much And he kinda sorta, well, he kinda stunk

Food & Treasure

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She wakes up with rosemary.

Dead Ringer

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I’m on the toilet writing “Dead Ringer” When the doorbell rings And there’s no one there Except a bluebird that sings Like my mother long gone Which all at once turns into a tiny woman Sitting on a limb Smiling down at me And she’s sin

The Ghost's Tale

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Don’t worry, she said It’s not blonde down there But she is wrong It’s just as blonde down there As anywhere The light down along her arms For instance The down along her cheek On the back of her neck Her thighs Apparently I am n

Camellia Sinensis

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Pu-erh under the moon - / old growth forests, beds of moss

Flash In the Pan; Song

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He needs to stay away from you Cause you’re his deadly poison You’re his snake hanging from the tree In the nightly garden Only his face is breaking up You can’t see him anymore Cause when you walked into the room He slipped right out the

I Swear the Devil Stole My Bible and Such

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I swear the devil stole my bible I had a whole stack of them Around here somewhere I saw him smiling to himself A smile about a mile wide And then he slipped right out the door And went inside the tent Across the river where I went A

The Tongues of Spring

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Another new spring and the leaves

I Had a Dream

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I was born into a perpendicular world I held Vertigo in my arms once And gave her a good squeeze That she just couldn’t get out of her head Then she would follow me around the perimeter Where my breath was being held Against my will Ah,

A Motor Like God

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I thought I saw the boys driving by With their raw loud pipes exposed to the sky Blasting in the faces of the old passersby Who can’t understand a word of their loud cries But what’s that they’re saying after all When they got you pinned aga

The Light Of the Face

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We all have our place But it’s always there, isn’t it Streaming throughout our lives The light of the face Where most of the soul comes to rest We see it best when the hard wind blows Cause in the course of events The wind will know our