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Futile Hopes

I skip a stone on the clouds it lands with a dehydrated sizzle the pathway through the park makes a sauna of my sweat and reminds me to...

Double Take

a sequel always disappoints as if an ambulance ride could shake the suicide right out of me arrive at 2 am, examined for cuts on my chest...

Wigs

Dark wavy threads fall. Slow motion bounces crossed along your collarbone. ​ Turning the other cheek. Curls ironed. Hair sprayed. Coughs...

Firing Squad

fingernails splinter on the grain like lover carved initials such fine posture, back straight along the oak spine Druids once climbed in...

Surgery

I was allergic to pain when I was ten. The nurse chuckled when I told her, in all seriousness, before my hernia surgery began. Gutted...

Digging

I spit on the red Alabama clay. waist deep. shoveling this crater. pointless as scrubbing baseboards twice a week. sharp instruments in...

1986

Leather duty belt coiled high in the closet. Breaking sound barriers with hissing strikes against legs, back, ass. Poisonous pouches and...

Cramped

Unable to see the ground for the trembling cotton around my ankles. Thousands of chickens breaking like an overcast sky. Spewing feathers...

Wednesday

bamboo sheets breath inhaling my unwashed scent garments scattered on the bedroom floor dropped at random, pile on pile but I have been...

The Empty Urge

stomp the brakes, I hear singing from grocery aisles where packaged razors hang stumped cashier swiping blades and beets both stain the...

Outlook

Gazing over the barbed wire fence. Past the rolling meadows. Through the overgrown tree line. Beyond the dusty, gravel road. My...

Storage Unit

I am not trying to claim a place I am trying to empty one this warehouse bursting with inventory that was not bought, still I have paid...

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