Stories tagged sadness


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I was dating my yoga class. It was going all right. Which is to say, the sex was pretty fantastic but otherwise I was beginning to lose interest. I'm thinking of one Saturday afternoon in the summer. We ended up browsing for Father's Day gifts at Crate & Barrel in …

Man Running From A Bar

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A man alone in his paid-for living room, with his hands folded behind his head A man running from a bar, a bald man seen from behind Someone who made a wide circle to avoid your laughter A man undressing at the side of the road saying: “How you


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I go to the seaand turn myself over in my hand like a shell: a hollow conch carried on the resonance of a song long past its singing. My heart is a well and this city, one that is forever in drought.

Dear Mother, From the Future.

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You don't really love me, you love yourself. That's okay, but please, do me the one biggest favor you could ever do me.

Mother, You Have Angry Animals in Your Stomach.

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You will never let me love you as I can truly love you. My heart is the heart you gave me, it grew from my tongue. It wants to speak to you.

The Man Who Lives In My Shower

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There is a man who lives in my shower. He was here when I moved into my apartment three months ago, so I didn’t have much choice in the matter.

Movies and Songs

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But I am quite sure, in my loneliness, there is nothing that aches inside me more, than a desire to persist.

If Wishes Were Horses Beggars Would Ride

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Two people are talking. They are both wearing hats.

i found this.

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Home is where my parents live and my relatives visit.


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Years later, I found a map in my brother’s lonely apartment in L.A. “Bury me here,” he instructed in a scrawl on a map he had drawn of Woodlawn Cemetery.

John & Jackie

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By the time I learned how much I loved my family, I was 3 years and eight-hundred miles away from them

When the Snow Geese Fly

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When the snow geese fly to the warming marshes,when the ice melts on the pond in the wood,when the sweet breath of fresh-mown haylofts over us and settles on the fields,I will remember you have been a blessing,a quiet steady forceWe will sit at the kitchen table and…


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The door shuts slowly to something that’s allegedly mine and it sits there and waits until I come home just like you.

For The Attention Of Lish

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"working for the weekend" by Loverboy, with insane beat all giddy up hooves, a hobby horse memory running faster and faster and faster ..."

a reflection of sadness in the water

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a key dangles from a chain, useless as a stumped limb.