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  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    I was born in a hospital room in Boston. My father held me up, my little uncrying face turned towards the window. Today, I imagine light streamed in Light drifting and piercing through the hospital room’s soft grey shadows like white and yellow feathers, the January crisp chill pervading the ro...
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    I used to want to build yellow houses Before they came crashing around my ears our hearts beating out of pattern, his breaths study and mine were rabbit like, pulsating tears stained his shirt Highly pressurized air, I was lost underwater, forced my fingernails into his palm, creating tiny cres...
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    Willie was born on a rickety swing at 11:30 in the morning. It was old and brown, suspended on either side, and it swung jerkily if pushed too hard. It was already a steaming hot day, too hot inside for his momma, so they carried her outside onto her porch in the middle of everything. All the littl...
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    Every evening at exactly 10:26 PM, Jacob would leave his apartment building, walk a thousand feet down the street, and order a large whole milk mocha with whipped cream from my coffee shop. We first bonded over that mocha; it was his favorite drink and mine (after vodka). I admired him from the mome...
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    Aliens aren’t green, by the way. Nothing about him was green except for one sock. When he stood still, his mismatched socks were like a lime and a lemon in the same fruit bowl. I haven’t met an alien quite like him ever since, and I really doubt I ever will. When I first met Alien I was sitting...
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    Empty planet and empty mind. Not a soul spying, lights flickerflittering While I, alone with the silence, Overflow with the emptiness. Sitting in concerned contemplation, and I forget how to speak. And like an animal scream, running, stumbling, painting the walls black The grit slithers unde...
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    I had a civil war. My side was wrong. His tongue danced beautifully with mine. Another’s lips pressed like desperation. I cry over my own body’s battle scars, and I am split. My spine wrenches upwards, arching like a too powerful, painful-as-hell orgasm. I cry against myself like a sold...
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    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Jesus, when are you people going to buy binoculars or something? He’s a bullet! He’s riding on the wind! Look, there he goes! “He’s amazing, isn’t he, Dad?” “Of course he is, son. He’s our Hero.” Boy Scout- patriot of America. A...
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    They thought we were silly when we were younger, when our adrenaline rushes came from bouncing around corners, from carrying swords made of branches. I watch on as my children play, as the news channels through my brain, repeating and repeating My dark grey suit is unsuited to the warmth, my expos...
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    Next to the video of plus sized models is a Giant purple ad for Botox just buzzing at you- Wipe away those smile wrinkles, those tiny curves in your face All the lines that show your hard work through long nights Show you’re youthful again Show the world your cares have melted away like they ...
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    The poet began to drown in multiplying angst. You stand unfortified- Reasonless. I try and offer a pitiful consolation prize- a papery hug like an envelope. Reasonless hurting, continues. “Let’s talk about it,” I said. “Tell me what’s wrong.” Is there room in this atmosphere fo...
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    Gone. I’m gone from the ground, I know, as I stretch my toes, feeling the weight of gravity calling to them. The ground. The ground, the home, the earth weighty with the steaming of towers, the running of inner city rivers, the calling and yelling and laughing of millions of lives. Gon...
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    Streetlight flicker. A truck pulling up under the orange radiation. The smell of gas trickling through the air and into every tiny crevice. A splatter of whispered curses, a few hot sweat beads trickling down his unshaven cheek. Mottled, burnt, with pitting scars that seemed to have rained down o...
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    A new year, never seen before Full of the newness of ending and beginning again. Maybe this year someone will finally see that someone needs them, And maybe this time everyone finds their way home. Maybe this year. Maybe this is the year that I uncover the hidden truth inside my core Or maybe ...
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    -begin- -and the only difference between light and dark is the amount of shadows- -big and small is perspective, so shall be evil and good- -smallness means to no longer influence others- -why kneel when you can shoot him with a gun- -who made the world- -it’s turtles all the way...
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    Fly – free and fast, Calls the wind to me, and I respond in kind Dipping brushstrokes like wings, floating on confidence and beams of sun Crying “hallelujah” to the smell of hard-won dirt and mud Leap! And I respond, Splash in corners of never-lasting but overwhelming song and dance, An...
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    A lazy locomotive chugs its way over gentle hills. It leaves a light trail of misty smoke And a slight vibration in the leaves. Before it animals quickly scatter As they hear the hum of the engine Its quiet thrum filling the air with energy. At the station people hurry On adventures all t...

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