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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Cancer wears a hospital gown of blue and white Ties on the back, pitifully masking a small loss of dignity Like somehow thin ribbons will make it all okay Cancer, Where’s it hurt? Cancer wears a headband, a hat, a bandana Protection from the blurry faces who watch you like they know your sto...
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    Yesterday you asked me how I felt. “Just sunny with a chance of clouds, And cloudy because of the wondering Why? And I’m possibly a smidgen in love with you.” I always wondered what it was like to say those words, and now that they’re out I sort of wish I had been less curious. Out ...
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    trees are burnt. simplicity, torched-- blackened, arid, seared, scorched. lonely ash without playmates palm to palm. it’s sadly decrepit and i’m decrepit; without you where you were. others are sure you’re past the stratosphere by now but i am not convinced. trees miss you, so i bu...
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    I can’t get out the door of my house. There are intricately knotted and combined locks to part, which I have not the key to. I’m pretty sure I left it somewhere within Ophelia’s petaled wreaths, and we all know where that ended up. I can’t get out the door of my house. It’s wing...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    It was hot in the graveyard that day. The sunlight escaped through the wispy clouds and beat itself upon the newly upturned soil, upon the stone markers, and upon the mourners with a vengeance previously unheard of on a November day in Aksay, Russia. Lizaveta Ivanov was one such mourner. She wor...
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    I’d never been without a dog for too long before. Even on the day I first returned from the hospital, swathed in pink blankets and wearing my plastic ID bracelet, there were two fluffy, sunshine colored retrievers waiting for me with wagging tails when the infantile version of me arrived home. An ...
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    As I enter the door of my Nana’s kitchen, I remember the story I was told; How my mother, tossing around a softball, Knocked over a jar brimming full of sticky, coffee colored molasses, Which rained onto the blue and white tiles, causing the very stain I can see today. It’s almost as thou...
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    Do you remember the first time Someone told you to stop acting like a child? To sit up, shut up, own up, grow up? When did you trade in your favorite pair of sneakers With the light up soles, Batman etchings on the sides and neon green laces? Can you recall the first time you realized Rugrats ...
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    Sitting Waiting Sitting And waiting For the phone to ring off it’s little bright red hook With your call, the one where you’ll tell me you’re sorry You’ve realized the error of your ways You never want to have a taste of her again It doesn’t ring, it stays decidedly quiet But...

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