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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    On a Wednesday Jack Sat in front of me in history With a wound scraped into The back of his neck, White bandage clean-cut Against sports-tanned skin. No one asked. Still weeks later he was Rubbing at the shiny pink scar, A part of him reborn, That youngest part, He as much an artist...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    You look at me, then flash A leer, and dabble your fingers Through that auburn smear Yes, I remember virtue, When it wasn’t in your mouth. Now knee-deep in the lukewarm sludge You settle in my throat And criminalize all my doubts The voyeur has the verdict, And he can’t resist you...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Spanish was in a Long, shallow classroom With desks that Faced each other And three windows To look out of. The teacher paced up And down the aisle Lecturing and letting The language drip Obscenely from her Mouth, like a hyena With a blood-wet snout. She softened the Vowels of m...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I was waiting for the train To reach high velocity, but it never Really did. Somehow it lumbered along and There I was Fists clenched and Feet braced on the floor, So prepared for that Terrifying high That never came....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I took them left down Columbus and up The spiral stairs To look at Michigan street. The bridge is a nice one, Lit at night and swelling With impatient cars people bicycles, Flourished with moldings. We didn’t cross it. It’s harder to appreciate the Beauty of something When it’s ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The whisper, the sordid whisper is what Swishes the gowns Turns the head of your followers. How can you live in a palace? How can you Stand it, those columns around you So crooked from so many angles? They drive the floorboards mad. I, too, have difficulties Staying perpendicular. One can...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    They missed you at the cabaret, heard A nasty rumor from The barmaid, that you’d been smoking Outside—of all places To go hide, by the Vamps and the girls With the skinny cigarettes, they Impress me—so cold And so sullen yet so bold, They detest you, For the dust you Shake off at t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    We turn. We Bend to the sun. It has never felt so foreign. Eight sedentary hours has us attuned to every window. It is unpleasant, this longing. We bend to the glare. It is not yellow. It Is not white. White Is the solitude of these walls. Yellow Is the stagnation of this place. Simply, ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Again. He rises from bed Again, slips from things Lukewarm, mundane things Gone. The dream is to travel. Gritty sand polishing foot soles, A shaky journey across The dunes. Every shoreline is endless, This one even more so. Back in that room, Shriveled paint crawls from the ceiling. Dr...

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