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Two Snow Maidens

I. The girls were not lesbians: they were really just friends. When they stayed in the same hotel, they tried to get a room with a big wide bed,…


Moments, Part 2

V. Two days later, Richard is still missing and I am almost losing hope of him being found. The curfew had been called off already and Isa had asked…


Just Easy

Milton Keynes, England. Today is your 18th birthday. Lasers and strobe lights lead you away from the pitch black freezing winter night as Christmas…


The Maggot Life

On Saturday morning, I wake up feeling just fine and surprisingly horny. I realize I’m not looking for anyone to love anymore: just someone to touch…


My Prescription Pills Come in Packs of Ten

We soak---the solvent yet quickens our rot Fresh dope strikes the vein in suburbia Chemic’ly warm---to forget your life’s lot Softest venom begets…


Phobias, Dreams, Visions

“So, that’s all for today, you did a great job, see you on Wednesday!” I say, and close Making Connections, the reading textbook. The LINC---Language…


Reaper Society

Shhhh, don't say a word, or make a sound, stay right here, you are safe if you do. Test the darkness to see if what they say is true. Should I wait…


In the Shadow of Watts Towers, Part 1

I. Teaching isn’t easy. Certainly not in Los Angeles. I might as well say it at the start: I hate it. It’s hard to be among the young. The first day…


“Wastrel,” “Ice Heart,” “At the Cafe,” and Other Poems

Wastrel Dead leaves are underneath the tarp. The sleeping bag rots along with the tent. The cotton is soiled with blood, sweat, and piss. This is not…


The Cards You’re Dealt

“I think this gentleman is waiting, ladies,” the man said. I was caught a bit off-guard by this. I had been watching the bearded man read tarot cards…