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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Sometimes I'm talking to everybody when I say why, why, why? And somtimes I'm talking to no one at all because I don't want your mellow-toned condolences. I'm scared I don't feel enough, but I"m certain it feels best to cry and taste the salt and ...
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    I think I want to stay forever And be leaving all the time. I want to keep changing in this familiar place Until I run to the edge and falter. I want to leave at midnight So I make all the breaks Without seeing your face. I want to know I’m all I have When I w...
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    They are broken, shaking, bitter and lost— I know it well. I have been standing in the dark Shadowy corner of my cave, Shivering in the mildewed enclosure. I have scraped at these rocks And felt their roughness sharply shiver Through my nerves. I have seen the...
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    June-morning dew drops balance at the tip-tops of lush grass blades after a Spring rain storm. Slippery ball splattered with mud is soon rolling and splashing through puddles as deep as Moats in front of the goal Our battlefields. Cracked ground of hard-pack...
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    She sings to them, um She’s nervous. So nervous That she did something wrong that will mess up my life. Too late. Mum doesn’t see where the mess really lies So she throws around facts and numbers until they go blind And maybe give in Or tell her sorry, we can’t ...
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    I worry and fret about how to explain I can’t study today. His face reflects my inner turmoil but then with my promise of “Maybe next week,” and smile, “see you later!”, He is lit up from the core. The smile opens his warm face just before he turns the corner and my bones rattle in protest...
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    The muffled sounds of the baseball game on TV drift upstairs Punctured with my father’s excited cheering if we score, and quiet snores When we are far, far behind. In my parents’ lavender-walled bathroom, I can hear the running and bubbling of hot water filling the tub, and imagine s...
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    I stare at my cold toes peeping out from under the blanket And wish they were covered. I feel like a cold toe, my whole self exposed by life. Now I hear you holding your breath as you ponder things to large To say out loud. I can see your fair-skinned face shimmering incandescent...
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    It lies innocently alongside a sandwich, But beware that masked intruder to your flavor palate. The thing about pickle spears is That you really have to be in the mood for That sour, juicy, seedy and squirty bite of brined cuke. You have to be fully prepared and commit, Because God knows the...
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    You are the most serious daydreamer Brilliant yet obtuse With an innocently discolored soul. One-of-a-kind, Just like all the rest. A twisted heart of virtues, Promises entangled with fate. You are the young and restless sage, Searching for answers as They slip through uncalloused hands. ...
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    One day, I telling you now, I'll be gone. I'm off to Paris, Barcelona, Athens and Rome... To become colored and cultured and utterly lovely. Listen for my voice, singing along with a world of many hearts, Beating together. Sweetheart, don't miss me too much, but also don’t fo...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I. Dragonfly wings are Flittering and shimmering In the summer sun. II. I watch water bugs Tiptoe, leaving very small Ripples behind them. III. Bumblebees inhale Delectable nectar and Stumble in a daze. IV. Tunneling worms are Fleeing from the robin’s beak, Deep under the ear...
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    Enclosed in your arms, My cheek pressed firmly against Your sweet and salty, sun-soaked shirt. Slow, deep breaths perforate the night air As we rise gently up, and down. Moonlight dances playfully across the waves, Scampering lightly to escape their licking tongues. I see a young breeze bru...
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    When I talk to my Dog, computer, feet, they only wag tails, blink lights, wiggle toes. Mirrors, clocks, birds often Reflect, disappoint, twitter and tweet. To the sun, moon, ocean, I reveal my secrets because They store each word safely Away from you. Yet, they seldom speak to me In the...
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    Someday, I will grow a beautiful garden. I will know the name of each flower and learn to help it blossom. I will feel the dark, rich soil in my fingers, and breathe the clean, moist air. I will study the names of butterflies, constellations, birds and trees. I will pour through old, heavy...
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    Chemical words bubble out of your mouth Jumping, leaping, floating free. I see electronegativity, I hear all eight syllables. I watch your lips form the perfect shape To let them slip stealthily through. Polyatomic ions fill the room, in every corner Piling up, spinning around my head, B...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    “So next week, you two will be transferring to our office in Worchester, MA, and to save the company some money on air fare, you’re going to drive. We’ll rent you a car and send a U-Haul with most of your belongings a few days later. You seem to get along well enough, so it won’t be a proble...
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    Yesterday, I lost time. It sprinted away from me in neon light-up sneakers And I ran the race, But didn’t win. I created something beautiful. I devoted pain to art, and danced for only myself. Immersed in supreme pleasure, I strained each muscle, Reaching for perfection contrary to re...
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    She sits and she watches His mouth form louder and louder words. She steels herself, as they stream out and begin to stab her, One piercing, dagger syllable at a time. Underneath the skin of his cheeks, she detects a burning fire Glowing red hot, clouding his vision with its smoke. She feels...
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    I bury my face in tufts of soft golden hair Inhaling that unique combination of dog and fresh air and pond water and oatmeal shampoo. I sigh a warm breath of relief as I melt into the comfort of his presence. The aroma of grilled burgers and buttered corn Wafts into the living room as the sun de...
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    Together, on the front step we sit quietly. Tanned, bare legs intertwined, the last rays of sunset kiss each dusty toe. As we watch, the sun a gleaming golden disc melts into the horizon leaving behind a radiant sky. The master painter has swirled this great canvas with lustrous, s...
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    We are masked, In a world that does not care enough to wonder If exposure could reveal The answer. The answer we are searching for, What it is that we need most innately, that we will wearily traverse our souls to uncover. The most primal ache to be Loved, Cherished, Treasured By anothe...
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    I am all that you might hear If you stopped a moment, and let your heart listen to the softly floating breeze on a crisp, clear night, singing its silent lullaby. Every star joins in chorus, their jubilant voices straining across the sky. But you cannot hear. I am all that you might see if...
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    Perfectly posed, meticulously placed, like pieces of a puzzle, curves and edges depend on each other. A family molded and conformed, to the expectations of others. Each person labeled, placed in a box, but anything outside of the contents description, set aside in a miscellaneous containe...

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