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just a girl on a couch

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behind the curtainof a ballsy fragilitythere lives an easethat was not easythere exists a gracethat is not always gracefulbeauty can maskcheekbones that sometimes look sadwhen they are smilingeven grin determinationneeds downtimethe prize is still thereeven if the eyes…

A Girl More Still

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Lena jumps in Tungi’s ride, a busted Cutlass with chrome wheels and booming stereo. She hugs him, presses her chichis against his. He’s wearing too much cologne, but Lena’s glad he’s trying.

The Frogs

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"Evil should neither be justified nor explained away--evil must be fought."--Lars Svendsen"Art is necessary in order than people should be able to recognize and change their world. But art is also necessary by virtue of the magic inherent in it."--Ernst Fischer …

Closed Curve

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What the heck to believe in??

Swatted Like Flies

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Swallowed smoke yesterday and choked. Ran slipped got up. Attempted to save my car as hot air painted sky scrappers dark black. People jumped head first …

Condensation on the Glass

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Condensation on the Glass Riding down 22, I'm looking out the window. Time is a whirlwind. Your memory relinquishes itself, yellowed and fraying at the edges. It's raining and cold. I make a smiley face in the condensation …

A Pattern of Love

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Her body was sprawled across the bed, and her mouth hung open in a way that had never before made me nauseous until this very moment, on her birthday.

Ink Darkly the Painted Seasons a1 s01-2

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So long I have journeyed a poverty-stricken fugitive seeking shelter, and know rest only in the hollow of your hands.

The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 10

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It was Warren who introduced me to this bouncer fellow named John O'Toole. Warren met O'Toole and his wife, Angelina, through the dark prison poet Eugene Forcer. Forcer and O'Toole were the best of friends until a riff erupted between them one…

when i take a hint, i take it really hard

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it's the constant reminders of something that was never a constant remind her but i suppose there is no ticking clock on that which is wondrous and it was right right it's hard to come up with cleverly phrased universal truths and it's hard to make…

3 x 5

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forgive me as you forgive the soup

Dog Medicine

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With the hill as steep as the nights were dark, I could usually count on a fair amount of stumbling and cursing before finding a spot that would not quickly send me back to the bottom and when, every night, the dog, bigger and blacker than any I…

Lenin's Paintings

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I was going through Lenin's jewelry and his paintings with a team of experts. I got the idea that I was hired to verify his paintings, although I didn't know he painted. When I went home people were staying with us who were actors and actresses, and

There's Always Going To Be Some

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There's always goingto be some fuckinghuge bonfire. You werefree as a spark. Youhadn't given upon a new life withtruths. Here's what I remember.They just couldn'tfind you becauseyou looked them in theeye. What else? You weren'tthat easily amused.You laughed and alsoyou…


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...they smiled their cautious pathetic poultry smiles and they stuck a needle in my arm and I cried...