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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    rain does not fall from your glassed over, prist- ine eyes. you don’t believe eyes rain, that tears only can spill from lids that you tell to open. but rain does fall and you will cont- inue to cry when you want to shut your eyes so that all you see...
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    two lines run to get away, yet go in circles with perfect unity, each line never speeding up or slowing down. they are already strapped to something they can’t see. and they can’t get away. their running runs my day....
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    are you right? you are the lightning keeping me awake at night. you heat me to a burst star’s white. are you frightening? keeping me awake at night? say i fight your truths tightening, are you right? you rain onto all i write as though you’ll lead me to an enlightening keeping m...
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    We stare at the expensive china while listening to the music of our silverware clattering on our plates. The most detail-oriented caterers that I could find had prepared the food. As we chew it, it’s hard not to look up. Look at the lavishly decorated mansion we inhabit. Look at the expression o...
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    When the alien had spoken to him, he understood. The living really are dead. Trees really do still live once they’ve been hacked into tables. The boy smiled when the alien comprehended what he had said. Though the boy and the alien’s appearances could be easily distinguished fr...
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    The girl took a bite of the pancakes. She smiled. It was the most at home she'd felt since arriving on the alien planet. While chewing, the girl felt as though she were tucked beneath the quilt of her bed at home rather instead of the slumbercube of somewhere far away. She still didn't...
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    The girl enters the hospital doors Her form concealed in the bulge Of her mother’s simple Shirt. Unable to clench Onto her life underneath. Her fate cast To exit once her mother carries her through the hospital exit. Years later. The girl exits— A blubbering child walking out the hospit...
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    You were the face my eyes to at night; The person they held tightest during the day, Whose being in my sight sparked my eyes alight. Yet you did what you thought right, Hugged a loaded gun And left my gaze in the night. No lounger would my eyes shine as bright. Though the sun shone on the...
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    Cry the ocean of your eyes Scrape the desert of your skin Smooth the jungle of your hair Melt the glaciers of your bonees Scream out the storms of your voice Stop the clotting of your blood And it's still there Ready to have begun...
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    I stay perched Where it has caged me: Its force surrounding. Even though I hide Its fists pound the time Till I’m sure to venture Near its mouth: Where it threatens to Engulf me, Spew me out Into something I’m not....
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    Aches of time mix With a metamorphosis Of Tylenol and Sudafed Repressors The very killers of what In the institute of time Often go Remiss And I wonder why and If it is I who hurts Or the laterality Of the world....
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    I had everything. The sky and the sun. A sense that the world had just begun. That there is something to be won. I had everything. My mother’s kisses And eyes full of wanting. A pocket bursting with bills, And a world to buy. Then I had nothing But a cheek stained with pink, And e...
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    Girl enters hospital doors; a kicking bulge trapped under stretched-out skin. Girl exits hospital doors; a black fuzz capped creature precariously wrapped in the spittle-covered blanket in her mother’s arms. Girl is carried through hospital doors by bleary-eyed parents. Blubbering girl exits hospi...
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    It’s The dawn Before the day And The painting Before the dusk...
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    Opportunity Filled skies With light beams Turning the cold Into formidable Warmth Yet My heart Is still cold Grounded on land Cast into Darkness...
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    She schooled me on what fork is used for salad But didn’t force me to eat it She showed me how to pour orange juice into a glass without spilling But not how to stop tears from escaping my eyelids She encouraged me to speak my mind But didn’t help me make any friends She taught me ho...
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    You sit On the brink Of your rickety seat Slave To your beloved thoughts Head twitching With each word Inflected On your attention Your body Struggles to balance On the precipice Of your Sought spot For a moment I think you may fall But your master Has bought you ...
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    She paces in the asylum Of the mind— An insane prisoner, Sure of her sanity. She spends her days In a dark cell, Screaming to the silence: Sure that there is light. Thought constantly being Berated, whipped, and beaten For her perfidious actions, She never Submits to the po...
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    All that is, Doesn’t have to be, And is only made up Of what you are and do. So said the blind man When he could See, The deaf man When he could Hear, The liar When he could speak the Truth, The heartless man When he could Love, The silent man When he could Speak, ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    A narrow strip leads you into a place you’d never think could’ve existed among the metropolis around you. A portal into a lush dimension surrounded by trees and foliage encroaching on the little strip that’s holding you to what you previously had thought the little world you live in looks like...
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    If you could look through the window Of time, Would you? If you could being the floor of gravity, Would you? The barrel of today Is poised over our eyelids. If you could look at the House of the universe past it, Would you? Though the homeowner Doesn’t like intruders, And is p...
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    “Tell me what you know isn’t going to be” a voice whispered to my thoughts. Though I didn’t really know what the voice meant. I supposed everything that isn’t would be everything other than what is, and what has already happened. The cracked glass of my bathroom window. The words among ...
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    In the mornings when my cereal is made of pencil shavings, the sky looks like a smear of blue marker, and the rain comes down as thick as glue, I wonder what to do. The clods of flaxen swirl absently in the bowl as my mind is pasted on the passive observation of the blank paper land. Sure t...
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    I had everything. The sky and the sun. A sense that the world had just begun. That there is something to be won. I had everything. My mother’s kisses And eyes full of wanting. A pocket bursting with bills, And a world to buy. Then I had nothing But a cheek stained with pink, And emp...
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    A letter Of an unspoken word We’ve never encountered. The word Stuck among many, In a sentence staggered With meaning Never interpreted. The sentence In a paragraph With cosmic importance. The paragraph A single passage On a page of parchment Ingrained with both ...

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