Stories tagged poem

another distance

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only after you slipped away entirely


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Rain and wind and the pecking of birds


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Each angry man leaps from a boy tempered by existential harm.


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... and August's drought/ will yellow lawns, singe the shrubs,/ and amplify cicada song.

A Jovial Saturday Sight

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No twinkle- so, planet, not star./ And bright, so either Venus/ or Jupiter. I’m guessing, Jupiter.

You Seemed Divine

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I like the way you sat at a table And drank champagne Everyone else was eating Banana vanilla wafer pudding But you had class Well I have traveled in sixteen countries But I never drank the wines That you have You had that kind of clas

Sunlight Falling Directly On Her Body

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The fine blond hairs lift slightly along the skin of your arms As you nod, listening to him. The veins On your arms standing up as well I was caught in an off moment because of your skin Because of the way moisture beads up on it The youthful fi


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What purpose other than misery/ can cancer serve? And Parkinson's,/ AIDS, and STDs?

My Coyote

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I say her- it might be him-/ but from a distance I supply the details I prefer.

The Endless Dream of Humanity

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I may have walked across the sacred line That separates me from the rest of mankind But I already paid my dues So, what club do I get into? When I wake up And the wild rain of dreaming Ends I discover that Guilt is just another four-le

Buzzed By a Hummingbird

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Some tough young punk with dreadlocks Was walking down the sidewalk while texting And got frightened when he was buzzed By a hummingbird Saying “oh shit” He ducked, but then looked all around To make sure no one saw him Of course, I wa

The Numerous Uses of the Middle Finger

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They’ve got sketches for The invention of the middle finger At the Museum for The Gathering Clouds of Innocence So, why not go there and get a feeling For the meaning behind everything? Okay, here’s the truth I was so busy giving people th

Cottontail Morning

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A murder of bunnies nibble the St. Augustine,

Autobiography 22: It’s Not Just the Income

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Unless they leave you comatose,/ it’s the disasters you remember.

Remembrance, or Regret

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You kept trying to catch your breath, but it was true laughter That kept filling up your belly from the inside And you were having trouble sitting on top of that flaming ride And keeping your balance, and your cool, as if your cool wasn’t All th