Monthly Archives: January 2012

Polica "Lay Your Cards Out"

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Love ends

Would we be bad without other people? People need people. People have eaten people. People have raped people. Alone we are safe from harm yet we are lonely. What a species. If there were one human on earth would she … Continue reading

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Meant to be seen

I haven’t gone IN in a while. Maybe it’s because I’ve been pretty content and fear is keeping me from dragging my feet against the river bottom. I don’t want to deal with all the silt. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Leave it to Aunt Julie to figure it out…

My mom asked. I can’t lie. Virginia Elwood is a tattoo goddess. A friend of mine a while ago told me to “put my hand out, write it down, tell the truth.” I got the first phrase. 1. Because it … Continue reading

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well-oiled machine

I can’t think at length anymore. Everything is short city blocks of thought. This morning is cold, my skin is peeling. I’ve been told to stay out of the sun, but who purposefully avoids warmth? There is nothing in this … Continue reading

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Am I getting fat when …

a piece of cheeto falls down my shirt only to be softly absorbed by my belly button – and then I eat it?

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Dirt day

There’s a broken pipe in the ceiling at work. I hope it’s not toilet water from upstairs. Every ten minutes or so brown earth comes crashing onto the linoleum – a collection of years, fossils, rat shit and plaster. I’m … Continue reading

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Put your hand out…

It hurt, but we talked shop while I sat under her light. The writing ebb and the squirts you might consider the “flow.” She’s a writer, too, an artist. I sat like a champ. I didn’t tear up. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Gather Kindling

Saturday, I got word from Gather Kindling that a short poem of mine is going to appear in the March issue. When I first submitted this 3 line poem, I figured it was a long shot, but I did it … Continue reading

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I want to ride my bicycle

I was riding my bike up a gravel hill, churning and pushing, fighting so hard my own weight almost tipped me over. I stopped a few times, put my feet down for balance and pushed off again against the pedals … Continue reading

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