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Hermann Hesse

“When someone is seeking,” said Siddartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. 54 more words

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Ann Cotton

When you kiss me, I’ll stick a hand in your pocket
When your lover calls, I’ll braid your hair
When they come to get you, I’ll talk nonsense… 24 more words

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Charles Bukowski

I remembered my New Orleans days, living on two five-cent candy bars a day for weeks at a time in order to have leisure to write. 64 more words

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Tracy K. Smith

Look what we do to one another,
As if nothing but having
Will sustain us. Not

The having, but the taking.
I want, I want. You, 20 more words

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Dean Young

On mornings when I hope you forget my name,
I walk through the high wet weeds
that don’t have names either.
I do not remember the word dew. 30 more words

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Sarah Kay

When I meet you, in that moment, I am no longer a part of your future. I start quickly becoming part of your past. But in that instant, I get to share your present, and you, you get to share mine. 18 more words

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Cal Bedient

my behindscenes
beetle-on-its-back grief
waves its arms
                    digging a grave in the air.
where did it come from?
                   birth’s
merelimbs?
a mother’s grimace
breaking the ice of her face? 13 more words

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