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“When Father Knew Best,” “Baby’s First Protest: Uh-Oh,” and “After Seeing Toulouse-Lautrec’s Poster ‘Can-Can'”

When Father Knew Best Monsignor Dugan called us into the hall said, you saw a dirty movie tell your mothers, You must leave Girl Scouts or St. Mary's…


In the Shadow of Watts Towers, Part 2

III. Our principal, Dr. Rawls, was an aloof WASP, choir leader at his San Fernando Presbyterian church, and some sort of alderman in an all-white…


You Can’t Touch Me

The first time you flipped was at a bus stop;             it was dark, the street was…


Not for the Faint of Ear: An Analysis of the Mars Volta’s The Bedlam in Goliath

The Bedlam in Goliath by the Mars Volta (Universal Motown Records/Gold Standard Laboratories, January 2008) Have you seen the living? Tired of their…


“Moonblood,” “Liar, Liar,” and “Monstrare”

Moonblood Stark night blooming full moon Aggrandizing expanding embellishing Stars and cars colliding marking a child With great expectations Moon…


My Love and Peace Letter to Greyhound, Part 4

Bus 1306, 6:55 AM, January 6, 2011---5:25 AM, January 7, 2011 I arrived in Denver, Colorado with a two hour layover. Let me take a minute to describe…


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…