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  • Poetry > Ballad
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    From her tied-up hair an invisible garden grows. Prim, button-downed, a waist choked by white bow, She thinks a billion thoughts every day. Though, how dark the mind, she dares not say. It’s as if corpses were strewn across the bedroom floor! When she pries the laced dresses from behind the...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I hope our cigarettes burn holes into the sky And I hope that, when our parents see them, they think about stars. I hope that I blow out my soul with the smoke And the smoke carries it far far away from here....
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    Mary Anne Would you like to Come to the waterfall Again? The one that's so cold And so fast? Mary Anne Would you like to Close our eyes As the hard drops pelt Our warm heads? Mary Anne Would you like to Sit on the soaking rocks And watch the refracted river Behind casca...
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    When you were eight years old, your monsters grew, Stretching taller and wider than the shadow of your parents, Looming longer than the dark silhouettes of teachers, Cramped together beside you on the bed. So you tried to make enough room for each of them. You painted pictures, And wrote sto...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    God is a child, Treads along lines of Wild flowers, And clips my young bud, Feminine and pink, Smudges it On the black rocks....
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    As long as the sun exists, we will be young And I will be the silent absorber of words, ever pensive... open And you will be a music box Twirling your thin Skeletal arms Cheeks hollow and pink, like Those garments your sister always complained about. In that moment the wo...
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    You take the elevator Twenty-one stories high And you Are not Alone It is quiet here Up on the roof And you Are not Alone The construction men Never finish building And you Are not Alone You look down and See a stray cat And you Are not Alone Children are singing In th...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    At the party you'll meet a boy Whose mother so obviously dressed him, Who uses words like “gay” as insults, And whose family doesn't let him watch Harry Potter Because of “Black magic.” When this boy, in his prepubescent voice, says: “Women are inferior, because Eve came from the...
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    Then I turned thirteen And the world became a question. And everyone but me was playing sports And joining clubs. I read. Past-tense, I read because I knew It was the only thing I couldn't fail at. I spent my time in a world Where the boy with the lightning scar lay like a strin...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The moon was in full bloom The night Julius Caesar died. Fourteen pools of red, The moon did tinge Their hue. It burns me now, To think how the history books will not speak of The way his eyes Were so distant As they closed. How those eyes always remained gazing At something far away ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    According to the wolf, Romulus's hands were rusty rakes When he scraped away the stone From his brother's chest. It was a hideous wolf-shaped thing; The edges! Were sharp at times, The edges! Were diluted at times, Like the blood in Remus's mouth When the sky's water guided...
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    One. Making tea in the dark is good for the soul. Here you are evaporating the accumulated germs inside you with boiling water. Darkness absorbs heat and now everything is Scorching. Do not even add sugar. Pure green tea is the sauna of Nirvana. Two. The flowers in your room will ward off al...
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    Pity the young faces you see Staring out of car Windows. Because if you are a young face Staring out of a car Window, Your eyes are either aimless Or wishing upon a single star. And I don't know which one's worse....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    The marooned arrive Here with breathless pink blossoms They come to retreat...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Would you tell the rain To visit us again, To drop her silver arms Across the lines of bobbing streets, And scatter her shaded feet As she waits for taxi cabs Near the subway station?...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We bought a map of the world At the dollar Store And taped it up on your garage’s white Wall. And we put tacks on it—red tacks, at first Like they do in the Movies— But we had so many places to Mark And the red tacks ran Out And so we had to use Blue tacks And pink tacks And ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You said I would never get around to Unpacking. But I did, In a stale hotel room, On a carpet floor that felt like Old teddy bears. And as I looked through The battered suitcase, I realized I had left your Picture behind. That picture, the one of you At the state fair Holding a sl...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I have seen her Morning tea Lay still beside the keyboard. I have seen her Faltering eyes Boxed inside the metal of Black spectacles. I have seen her Winter scarf Around that white twig neck, purple veins. I have seen her Patient gaze. I have seen her hands— Seen their move...
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    I do not think I’ve seen the pink Goggles Drift a little bit and then sit Down At the bottom of the shallow autumn Pool....

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