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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    i am a carousel of personalities here, dragons and horses are frozen in time and lions’ roars are silent here, you can join me without charge, take a seat and we’ll keep going ‘round and ‘round forever i am a ferris wheel of empty cars but you can find me at the top where i...
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    When I left the front door open that morning, I waited for the birds to fly in. I imagined I was Snow White and The Seven Dwarves were still asleep upstairs. I could almost hear Sleepy snoring through his Tomato-red nose while Grumpy suppressed curses beneath his dreams. When I left the f...
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    sinking in an earthy beverage, sips taken to reconcile reality and dreams, a passive strategy to fight what’s wrong, to fight life’s irrefutable conflicts, quietly promising new beginnings, steam rising from your azure mug in a peaceful fashion, slowly rising to the ceiling, ...
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    You used to rip off the tags of my clothes, Said it looked “tacky” when they showed. I always found it funny, ‘Cause you ripped off anyone you could. You got ready for the day by Stitching lies To your collar and strapping on those shoes of False glory, Slipped in your jacket of a c...
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                Feeling lonely? Sad? Angry? Shhh. We can’t have that. Remember, when the individual feels, the community reels. Now lay down. Close your eyes. Listen to these whispers in the dark. Wipe away those tears. Why don’t you take a gram or two of soma? A gram is always better than a...
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    Right now I’m trapped Within my own cocoon, Wrapped In captivation. Right now I’m dreaming Of a different world, Seeming For liberation. I’m yearning for Metamorphosis, Aching for the feeling Of vegetation Beneath my wings. I long for more than Sparse visitation, Overactive i...
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    I remember that day When they were making breakfast inside And I wanted to talk to you but You were playing hide-and-seek again. Funny thing was I knew your hiding spot. The porch, in that worn metal chair. It was rusting to dust, But you didn’t care. You sat me down on your lap. Held a...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    Closed doors are all she’s ever known, slammed shut Way before she could ever open one. The curtains of her eyes are drawn tight but I am alone in noticing the sun. Her windows are locked and ancient. The blinds Are an obvious dusted, tangled mess. She is clearly and plainly undefined, An...
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    Taped up cardboard boxes, Covered furniture, rolled up carpets. I’m told to get out of the way, but I can’t help But look back at our apartment. There goes the couch, the television, the pots and pans. There go our dressers, our clothes, our twin-sized beds.  I was speechless, But the...
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    The night’s music keeps me awake. There’s melody in the drizzling rain drip-drip-dripping along the window pane. I hear it within the old, whirring fan blowing futile air to absolutely nowhere, And within the distant droning of a television in the other room. Together, the...
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    I felt Especially symbolic The other day. When I looked around, I saw pretty girls vying for attention, All wrapped up in their own little world, Snugly bundled in pride And ego. I saw the “wanna-be’s” trying to act Like someone else; I saw the outcasts, The lonely; I saw the es...
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    It was midnight within My palatial home, And as I sat plaintively by The grand, flickering fire place, The Grandfather Clock struck to chime its Solemn hour, And a slight agitation Crept into my heart. It was A feeling of uneasiness, A feeling of A presence Unlike any man’s. Althou...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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              Father tentatively lifted his hand to the hotel door, knocking exactly seven times upon its splintered surface.  A rusted room number hung slanted atop the door frame, swaying and squeaking ominously. I looked up at Jack, my father, who already seemed tense and anxious. His grip ti...
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    Every second, An hour. Every minute, A lifetime. A blink of an eye, A satisfied sigh; A thump of the heart, A sojourn in time. Reality's game Is a mystery; Tomorrow, the present will be History, And yet the sun will still Set and rise. You're dehydrated of Important moments; Dr...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Her heart is a dark Kaleidoscope, and she sees Through grey-scale lenses....
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    Each morning, dew drops Gather on my window pane; Morning's sweet surprise.   I smile because They remind me of you; pure And unexpected. ...
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    General statements Are much too vague; Eradicate them from the mind’s page. Instead, Show some thought. For instance, show me The vibrant colors of Spring; Are flowers dancing in the breeze? Are birds chirping? Or is rain pounding? Show me the painted strokes Of the sky; ...
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    i’m glad you could make it.   it’s been awfully grey lately. the blinds have been closed for the longest time. eventually, the roses he gave me began to droop in their vase, so i had to throw them away. they say it’s bad luck to have death in the house.   i’m glad you could...
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     By saying hello, I showed him there's more to life Than bitter goodbyes. ...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    I didn’t know how to play any instruments at all. But I fell in love with music. I remember practically begging my parents to let me play the piano, to let me learn. Finally, they enrolled me in a music program. I had never played before, so I had to push through the difficulties of music theor...
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    As soon as you feel it slither Around your neck, You know it’s Over. Slimy tendrils force Air From your lungs, Heart racing, Fingers clawing, Breath Gasping. There is no Escape From its clutch; The more you struggle, The harder it is to Breathe. You can only Accept T...
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    I’m the type of person Who’d make way for others to pass, Stepping aside shamefully With my head down, Shrinking back and finding Shortcuts around The unrelenting crowd. But you would create your own path; Carve roads beside others’ And still remain respectable, invincible. He...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    It’s easy to lie When I know the words will be Sweet to someone's ears....
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    Make way for the Big Top, We must put on a show. Make way for the Big Top; There’s nowhere else to go. Step right up, and we’ll start With a somewhat cynical look at the conductor. He stands In the center of the ring and Commands Animals and acrobats into position, but only becaus...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I wish for one thing As I blow out these candles, And it's having you By my side....

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