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Blood and Guts in High School, the Neighborhood, My Country, and the World


Somehow I kept forgetting how my
high school friend sitting behind me
in the back while I rode shotgun in
my other friend’s car thought it would… 161 more words

3. Literature

Party Invitation for the Age of Unnatural Disasters


If life were like
a perfume commercial
I’d be spending
even more time
than I already do
gazing pensively
into the distance
the top buttons… 62 more words

3. Literature

To the Trump Supporter Who Called Me and My Kids Dirtbags


Because I try to respond
to racism and ignorance
with something positive,
intelligent, and sophisticated,
and because I always
try to set a good example… 107 more words

3. Literature

Water Music


My mother and father never took us to
the ocean, we always stopped at the bay.
The waves were rarely fierce there, the
sand, I think, not nearly as fine. 215 more words

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On the Road with Tom Jones to All the Usual Places

In some of the best scenes I’m on the road,
heading toward a purple and orange sunset
during our rice and canned tuna for dinner days… 169 more words

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Airplane


The problem isn’t so much finding the right day
to stop smoking, drinking, doing meth, sniffing glue,
practicing self-asphyxiation or any of the myriad
of vices available for human consumption or participation. 455 more words

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The Old Man and Other Bright and Beautiful Landscapes


I don’t remember if it was last week
or last year, or just some gray day
when I didn’t have the energy to climb
my way up a blue mountain when I… 245 more words

3. Literature