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“Failing” in the August 2014 Poetry Postcard Challenge: My Writing Process

  The rules of a Writing Challenge are never all that difficult: “Do [this] for [a certain number of days], and hold yourself accountable.” “If you are able to complete the challenge, reward yourself in self-appreciation, cookies, sending your work out, or other such pleasantries.” “If you are unable to meet the requirements of the… Read More “Failing” in the August 2014 Poetry Postcard Challenge: My Writing Process

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Due Date

  The act is violent, the tearing open, the skin. I imagine bird claws, the talons, a wind breaking open between two buildings. The mouth, agape. And the arrival. Two shadows.     August 20, 2014, MLT    

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Memories

  You should know by now that we can’t go back. Not like this. Not back through the electric fence or past the sheep, dehydrated and teeming. Past the mailboxes and songs. Our bodies are like their bodies now, stormed over and pale with all this sunlight and dung. We never should have come out… Read More Memories

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A Tribute

  Tears burn yellow, burn wide, in the sun. The small sunflower seeds left over along your collar and in your hair. They are senseless, aimless, unceasing. This is the definition of mourning. It is a marionette, a song, unweaving.     August 11, 2014, MLT    

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