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If Only

for Julie, on her birthday if only every evening settled into darkness with a slight breeze and a plate of cookies, a sleeping dog at my feet and wine in my hand, four or five of us on your back … Continue reading

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A Divided Union (Day 30, 2018)

The NaPoWriMo folks asked us to interact with an odd historical fact. A Divided Union Lincoln was the first president with pet cats, a fact that so enraged dog-loving actor John Wilkes Booth that he interruped a play to make … Continue reading

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Show Them the Greats! (Day 29, 2018)

Tomorrow is the last poem I’m writing for a while… Show Them the Greats! A poetry anthology for teens got a one star Amazon review from a man claiming that all the poems were from contemporary poets of little fame … Continue reading

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Baggy Pants (Day 28, 2018)

Two more poems after this. Baggy Pants i may look like a burnout trying too hard to recapture a youth he never actually lived in my jnco khakis and you might find me ridiculous and strange and even if all … Continue reading

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Misreading the Cards (Day 27, 2018)

NaPoWriMo asked us to write about Tarot cards today. Misreading the Cards We had been having sex every day for a few weeks which I knew to be a sin even though I tried to convince myself I loved her … Continue reading

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I have to write a poem but (Day 26, 2018)

Only a few days left for NaPoWriMo. I have to write a poem but I’d rather just get stoned and eat caramel cookies and snuggle with Kristy. I’d rather take a warm shower while listening to Sigur Rós and pretending … Continue reading

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Read All Instructions Before Consuming (Day 25, 2018)

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt asked us to write a warning label for ourselves. Read All Instructions Before Consuming Keep out of reach of children. Take with a grain of salt. May cause stomach ulcers, increased blood pressure, and nausea. In rare … Continue reading

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