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Reading Tragedy

Summer prose crated in hope?
Champagne-aired sinner.

Seething, forced poems?
Factory-stacked dreams.

Death coming from good health?
Puritan luxuries, like meals.

May, 2016

This is an erasure poem based on pages 308 and 309 of the 1975, First Edition of… 88 more words

This Frabjous Day

Letters from Europe #3

Dear Tiff,

The country side is so relaxing and tranquil. Everyone knows everyone in the village and all wave to their neighbors. There are lots of cows and wind turbines and solar panels. 47 more words

Travel

Letters from Europe #2

Dear Mom,

People sitting on an expansive set of stone steps lookout out over the city; men of color–they seem to be the only street vendors here–selling the seated observers beers; girls in tight booty shorty and wedges strutting around with apparent practiced ease; people pushing & nudging to see the glittering of the last rays of sunlight reflected on the buildings bellow. 158 more words

Travel

Introducing, Letters Home

The best advice I can give any traveler–no matter who they are or where their destination(s) or purpose of their travels’ lie–is to document their experiences be it through writing, picture-taking, collecting ticket stubs or postcards. 182 more words

Travel

Letters from Europe #1

Dear Mom,

Here was the plan: Since I theoretically basically arrived at the metro, I would take that to my hotel or around there anyways; then I would check in, drop my bags, take a refreshing shower, and grab a bite to eat while roaming the Parisian streets. 429 more words

Travel

"Shoot the Rebels"

The following letters are correspondence between a soldier—Captain Henry Kellogg— and his family, followed by a letter from a lieutenant informing Mrs. Kellogg of his death in battle. 1,444 more words

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"Love of Country"

 The entire letter is completely devoid of descriptions of battle; Sullivan Ballou is only concerned with communicating the ideals of dying with honor.  The letter opens with justifications of death on the battlefield— for country, for American Civilization, for Government, but never addresses the physicality of death or battle. 936 more words

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