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Miseria’s Fruit

I want to give depression its due, especially in our suicidal age. First, I’d like to share an anecdote from my own life when I struggled much with…


The Wrath of the Awakened Retard

Whiteness was not part of his blood, He was slow, so it came to him very late, With coin owed to some Mexican, When the Retard began to hate. He was…


Heist!

“Hey, Dean, are you ready to go?” “Yeah, Ed, I guess so.” Damn…is Dean chickening out? We’ve talked about this for weeks and he seemed all set over…


“Kabuki Underground,” “Kings of Comedy,” “Patriotic Sadism,” and Other Poems

Kabuki Underground I was standing with my pelvis thrust forward; my crotch fit just so at ground zero, facing the Taj Mahal. She seemed to lean into…


Show Your Work, Pattern I: The Ordinary World

"It is allowed on all hands that there is no known connection between the sensible quantities and the secret powers; and consequently, that the mind…


The Birds and the Bees

Dad threw the knife clattering down between us on the kitchen floor. We were both already oiled down and wearing loincloths. I had a bad feeling…


Natural American Spirits

I wasn’t supposed to be having one. I said I was going to stop. No more, it’s the last one, never again. But the itch was becoming unbearable. I…


“Posthuman,” “Nahum,” “What it’s Worth,” and “Thirty Years at Best”

Posthuman Write for your fucking cigarettes and make eye contact with every woman you pass. Take the cheapest parking pass and remind yourself that…


Eddie Mann’s Last Halloween

The colors let Eddie Mann know that it was Halloween. The grocery store, which was oppressively dim regardless of the season or time of day, was an…


Self-Destruction, Part 1

I. I’m terrified of showing this story to Grant. But I must. I will. II. Last night’s dream:     This time, I’m aware of the red light; stopped in…