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shoplift a thong

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination.” — bell hooks / Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics “Crows, crows, crows, crowsthen the slow flapaway over the hilland the dead … Continue reading

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beyond anyone’s control

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Reading this book reminded me of watching a cat lick a dog’s eye goo.” — Dwight Garner, review of Jared Kushner’s Breaking History / The New York Times “She attaches her gaze to … Continue reading

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cracked a book

Wormy Apple (haiku) I once cracked a bookOpen to dayglo nightmares—A wormy apple. What I’m Reading: “Stories don’t care how we tell them. Stories take any shape they want. Not all stories happen with a beginning, a middle, and an … Continue reading

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i remain ungainly

Attitudinize I am awkward in appearance. A sea oat blown near-horizontal. I will grow this beard as long as I want. I doomscroll as a default setting. I get excited when the gales cause these walls to creak. My minions … Continue reading

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are these silverfish

Questions Unanswered Yesterday What side effects should I expect tonight? Really? Seriously? Today? What is this filth? What are the chances we become an intelligent and empathetic country? Is this a poem or a story? Where are these silverfish coming … Continue reading

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an absurd life

What I Saw (Haiku Quatrain) The scab I pick raw Is a tear in the fabric Of an absurd life Sister Ray dances Naked after vespers dark Blind rat sniffs the air Fog rolls in hissing Starless sky is swallowed … Continue reading

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finest quality feces

Weird to be Wired Teofilo: Don’t be a putz with the futzing about, you mung nut. Pass me the spud gasket. Bob: Shut up! Your voice is sharp as a yeast infection. Teofilo: Tangy, is it? Bob: Hey, did you … Continue reading

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an outside thing

Pinned Dig, Digby, dig. Digby stomps on his shadow in the schoolyard. He tries to blot it out because it won’t stop following him. Digby believes the shadow rains down the indignities he suffers, although he doesn’t put it that … Continue reading

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spastic and ekphrastic

Dollars for Dollops Blindly devote yourself to formulary Z-074. Make triplicate copies send one to me, one to Human Resources, and one to the Department of Repressive Operations. Sing, glory be! Gloriole and halo benders and everything is ordinary until … Continue reading

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there’s a scrabbling

Diminished You were going to try to sleep but you stopped to read this. What was that choice predicated on? I hear murmuring coming from outside. Shadows flit out of the window frame. There’s a scrabbling at the window up … Continue reading

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