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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Do you ever wonder when it first started? The first time she looked at him and thought, “I do not love you.” And the first time he looked at her and thought, “I do not love you.” Then they looked at each other and thought, “It will get better.” But it didn’t. Do you eve...
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    Mamma said Sunday was God’s day And because God liked crisp linen lines and sacrifice, I had to wear an ill-fitting hand-me-down skirt from a cousin I’d never met And remember that the maroon liquid fermenting in that tacky goblet was not grape juice. Mamma said September was God’s mo...
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    These lilac bones Smell like winter and coal And tremble beneath my transparent soul While glassy smoke curls from the coldest throat. This wasteland has no ears to hear my creeds or capture my slowing breath, Only frostbitten fingers that feel the crimson-eyed ache Everlastingly interlac...
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    You packaged my stringy remains into a tidy little doggy bag, Courtesy of the pimple-faced waiter who deserved a better tip, And with salty fingers and a breeze of liquor breath, Stuffed me into the back of the fridge. Spare my feelings: I know you didn’t bring me home (Or maybe that...
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    Of course, this bus could not take her to her destination, meaning she would have to take another bus at another station. Of course, the other station was two miles west on a weary, dust-choked road laden with potholes as wide as the Grand Canyon. Of course, she did not know this ahead of time and c...
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    You remind me of someone I once knew But not very well As you lean casually against the museum’s brick façade, A smoldering cigarette perched between your stubbly lips. I am sure you are aware that smoking will kill you Which is probably why you do it. Your tie is an unruly mess of red...
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    My mom Says I have gypsy feet. They are always taking off, Sashaying Into meadows Of purple poppies And alabaster snapdragons. She says She doesn’t know where I get them....
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    Walk it off now. We tried, But what you need You will never find in me. So I walk it off. We got going too fast And we lost control. We fell. So walk it off. In the dark, The Yellow Brick Road does not glow as brightly. She has lost her path And the trees, They are whisperin...
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    Wading through the wheat field Grains as golden as the setting sun Watching clouds spun from indigo spider's silk Dance across the azure dome. She glances at you over her bare shoulder with a set of wide, candy eyes And tosses her half-eaten apple into the field. You smell the rain. ...

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