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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    She used to scrawl dirty words like teethmarks Just deep enough to break the skin, Now she has a baby bobbing on her hip in time with her father's heartbeat and her mother Still remembers the first time she laughed. It was a Sunday afternoon. Everyone else had gone home. There was no on...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I make art. I make excuses I make apologies I make believe I make cookies and brownies         and in doing so I make friends I make mistakes I make amends I make things up sometimes I make sundaes when I'm sad         and when that's not enough         I...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    And then it hit me, Like a ton of stolen bricks: I will miss this place....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I cannot bend my words in this way Create the curves and jagged edges and Sticky-outy bits of letters needed to convey to you How I feel to be alive. There are not enough words in my own personal lexis Nor in the combined vocabularies of Everyone AND the kitchen sink To portray the wonderf...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    When I get a far-off look in my eye, Know that it’s because I’m strolling through the Tuilleries, Hand-in-hand with a blur-faced man Who takes me to the cabaret. I Warm up a little. I order snails and frogs’ legs To piss off my common sense. I tell him through undainty mouthfuls tha...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    I was seventeen, My first car before my first Kiss. And there I sing....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    In the beginning, there were peonies- Painted pink and glowing, placed in the new mother’s hands, Alongside the baby girl, pink and glowing. And all were wet with smiling tears. Then there were chrysanthemums, A deep, dark pink to match the little girl’s slow, sweet blush, Given to her a...

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