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Day 14 – Rekindle

By on May 30, 2017

 

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You’re in the woods, it’s about to turn dark, and you’ve got just one last match left to save your life. Because without the warmth of this fire, you will slowly shiver, lose limb, freeze, and die. And you’re not ready…


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Day 13 – Maps of the Dead (Blackout poem)

By on May 29, 2017

 

Map the disease
as it rampages.
Never stop the spread.
Bodies are rotting in the streets
and governments are drawing lines
around infected areas.

The good thing about war
was you heard the guns.
But this,
you never know
where it’s coming from
or who’s bringing…


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Day 12 – Man, Note to Self

By on May 28, 2017

 

Man, you are worth more
than the number of times
your bones can break
before you’re told
there is no more
work for you.

Man, your money alone
does not define
your success, your work ethic,
or how much love you deserve.

Man, being a good man
isn’t enough anymore.
To make…


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Day 11 – Everyone at the Baseball Game Dreams of Home

By on May 24, 2017

 

A large man with a metal bat
lumbers up to a plate shaped like a house.
He squats into position,
the red dirt on his pants digging in deeper.
He readies his body to reply to a small sphere
made only of threads moving faster…


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Day 10 – Use This Stellar Pick-Up Line

By on May 21, 2017

 

Because, baby,
your eyes are like galaxies –
every fleck in your iris
is a memory of us
I can’t live without.

Endless possibilities,
and all I see is you.


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Day 9 – My Shitty Body of Work

By on May 20, 2017

 

There’s a special kind of hate that writers reserve
for themselves. It flares up every so often,
when our bodies of work have no more strength
to hold up our hopes of ever getting better.

We pinch our skins and only find the fat
that needs to be…


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Day 8 – Monarchs for a Moment

By on May 18, 2017

 

When we were young,
we learned of kings and queens
like they’d always been pillars.
Like they’d built themselves up
as beacons to yearn towards,
symbols of what we could become –
should we ever just try hard enough.

But these men and women we see as monuments
are…


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Day 7 – An Arm’s-Length Postmortem (Blackout poem)

By on May 17, 2017

 

Recall this calm cacophony
of inner angel-demons
hard at work, but not for long.

 

 


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Day 5 – This Is How I Love You

By on May 6, 2017

 

like drunks worship drink
&
clouds dream of smoke

like chocolate melts on the tongue
&
blood boils in the rain

this is how I love you
&
may you never need to ask why

 

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