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No Quiero Nada

Desire Verb: to long or hope for, to express a wish for, to invite, to feel the loss of. There is a subtle difference when one describes a woman as…


Meditation Upon Gustav Holst’s The Planets

Oak hasn’t gone wanting for the Touch of war and the cardinal Ain’t no Ares if’n you planning On attending this cathedral. Uncle Mick says I’ll meet…


Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: “No” and “Diary”

No If you had a cock, I wouldn’t suck it. Thanks for asking. Diary Having done some reading, the verdict is in: it is good for your mental health to…


“POTUS Interruptus,” “Bluff City,” “August Instead,” and Other Poems

POTUS Interruptus Donald J. Trump is often very good. What he is great at is being Donald Trump--- the only one we will ever have. When he dies, any…


Middle/Post

Old Jacob was already out of his chair and shuffling towards the door by the time Mallory struck her tiny fist against the wood frame. He had spied…


“Maisie’s Mom Says,” “If I Were the Autumn Leaves,” “House of Cards,” and Other Poems

Maisie's Mom Says Words from Maisie Jean. "Mama I don't wanna do spelling and why does the cat lick to clean?" The music of her voice makes me want…


Dummy’s Dummies, Part 4

XXIX. Vincent, with stomped-on orange fright wig and other touches that made him resemble a life-size dummy, sits on a stool facing the camera. On a…


“Harbor Town in Plague Years,” “Russian Poets,” “East Liverpool, Ohio,” and “The Dead at Noon”

Harbor Town in Plague Years Scarlet, white, and green, Fluids of every shade, Mix among the crowds Swarming and teeming Towards the docks Where ships…


“Verbarian,” “Lawlessness,” “Tempus Fugit,” and Other Poems

Verbarian Slippery lovers ameliorate their omissions by catachreses or misuse of meronyms. Peddlers of phrase aren’t bucklers of breve. Anatomy of…


Alcohol Drought

It's three o'clock in the afternoon; Linda is standing outside the red wooden cottage where John and company are inside sleeping, not having awoken…