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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    It's raining again I watch a tiny spider With only seven legs Drag his lopsided body Across the slick concrete I remember pulling the legs off spiders just like this one When I was a little kid He struggles to breach A crack in the sidewalk Eventually he falls in His remaining l...
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    I got on my first Greyhound with you. A seven hour bus ride out to Spokane. We met your brother at the station. You thought he walked on water. I thought he was an ass, but I kept my mouth shut. We partied for seventeen hours straight. Barely crawling back on the seven a.m. to Seattle come Sunday mo...
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    I spent the entire summer before tenth grade At the skatepark Watching shirtless boys Crash around on those little bikes And flick their overgrown hair out of their eyes That’s where I met my first boyfriend He was two years older Seven inches taller And honestly only interested in sex ...
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    You must think me a horrible person And I can assure you That I most certainly am But not because I stood by and watched I'm a horrible person Because I stood by and smiled I've never had it together There was always mascara on my cheek Or one misspelled word with hands that shake...
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    If you fed me sap I'd spit it back in your face With a few choice words...
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    Do we live to live? Or is there some other reason Clogging up our passion pores Years of Rust and dust Layered like flannel blankets in winter On the necks of the glass angels Hanging From the tree that weeps in the back And the Red Ryder parked underneath With its one missing wheel An...
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    I'll be honest with you I haven't got much of a heart in me tonight to put in a poem Sitting on the edge of my porch legs swinging back and forth eyes closed trying to feel each rain drop on my bare feet I think that its very important to acknowledge the momentary presence of e...
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    its about this and its about that words and stories notes passed behind backs a black door that leads to your room and a red one that leads to mine standing in line for the show or the new ferris wheel down at the pier drinking kool-aid at a party yes, of course its spiked spinning with yo...
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    Because that's where my best work is done and yes that is absolutely an innuendo So many poems lie unfinished a couple of sentences of pure gold (or sometimes silver and bronze) written on napkins and pages torn from library books because I don't believe in tidy poetry everythin...
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    It’s nights like these that I stare up at the ceiling and I think to myself Did I break my own heart? Am I the one to blame For my own misery? This is an undeniable truth; Breathing gets harder each and every day As the love wanes fading still lifes slowly losing color the memory...
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    And him with that ball in his hands tracing the worn stitches with his thumb And her with those ribbons up her calves weaving back and forth around iridescent flesh they saw it coming saw the stitches pull and the ribbons slip And you with the world at your feet watching the midnig...
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    And she said Let us start from the top Never in my life have I ever started from the top...
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    Walking down Juanita Drive On the wide shoulder Littered with empty juice pouches And soggy dead pine needles Its raining Not pouring Just regular late March raining Enough to need an umbrella But not enough to keep the die hards inside I'm on the wrong side of the road The left side ...
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    She's been baking The evidence is everywhere She thinks she's sneaky Covering the scent of baked goods with pine-sol 'Been cleanin' babe?' 'Mmm-hmm just a little dustin' here and there' The white flour handprints on the back of her jeans would beg to dif...
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    I was eight years old when my father brought me out to his garage and introduced me to his well-loved punching bag he always wanted boys as most fathers do but my mother gave him me and my princess of a sister it took him eight years to come to terms with this finally he pulled me aside one ...
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    Carhartts I will always remember Late fall football games Shivering inside your hole-riddled Extra large Carhartt jacket With the creases in the worn canvas And the distinct scent of welded metal Madly cheering on a losing team And not giving a damn Just you and me, Daddy grease-smeared...
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    I stayed up all night writing poetry I thought it was all brilliant Now I'm looking at it and I see that it's all s**t I'm reading the words sounding out the letters in my head I get frustrated because I drifted off again in the middle somewhere dammit I'm trying real hard to stay f...
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    I spend money on the regular miracles just like everybody else I want to be a breadwinner I want to write about something worth while something my senator would read I want to be productive So I write little notes on my hand but then I wake up with black ink smeared on my face It mak...
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    My salvation came in the form of the last bus home in the pouring rain. I had a panic attack today I had just gotten off the wrong bus to nowhere it was ten at night it was cold enough to be snowing my phone was dead I hadn't eaten since 1 and I had one wrinkled dollar left in my walle...
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    If you're beautiful and your friends are beautiful and your house is beautiful and you're surrounded by beauty do you look in the mirror and feel beautiful? Or do you feel half alive like the rest of us....
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    my proudest moment was when I sat in the middle of your dinning table crown atop my beautifully barbequed head and you called me delicious please, I'm begging you come sink you teeth into my soft flesh leaves grotesque marks on my pale skin ravish my naked body with your lusty fan...
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    You are all just filthy fish on a hook dishonor left in your wake smothering your rotten stench with stale potpourri and talc you, are a filthy liar I am not stupid I am ignorant Reject your truths and supplement my own worry worried worrisome I cannot stop you cannot stop me I cannot...
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    fringe fanged wolves and AIDs ridden placentas beating doll hearts and pink suede love what was I talking about? piece by smothered piece living in the infestation leaving and going and running and turning and leaving again we’re going to hide the plants will just have to suffer with...
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    See the problem is I started thinking I mean really thinking Deeply Way too young I grew up faster than the other kids I was forced to There was no room in the world I lived in for children so I learned to adapt an adult in a child’s body an old soul I like my sky dim Not dark but ...
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    He bought them yellow raincoats But yellow isn't their color Construction yellow. Just like the road signs Before they fell He bought her a gray leather jacket But gray makes her sad Deadpan gray. Just like the weather Before they moved I bought him a baby blue blazer It brings out hi...

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