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Piles of Books

September 26, 2017

Five years ago
I constructed a fake library card
out of poorly-cut cardboard,
and cheap laminate
from the cover of my
two-inch binder.

I remember when
I took three hundred from my drawer,
a gift for a “shopping spree”
with light-hearted friends
I kept in the dark.


September 26, 2017

Before I could finish my ninety-nine-cent beef jerky, along came Officer O’Brien. After circling the 7/11 parking lot flashing his baby reds, whites, and blues, he parked next to the bruised Volvo I wasn’t supposed to drive.

 “Oh, why hello Brent,” uncle Matt slurred, a...

September 1, 2017

In you she was looking for a reason, an answer, a cure. She was looking for eternal bliss in one night stands and old love letters somewhere in the bottom of beer bottles. Maybe she was drinking to forget but I think she was drinking to remember. Remember when there wa...

September 1, 2017

I have visions of little yellow rain boots

Jumping their way through the puddles

Making little ripples in the little lakes

That have began to cover the pavement

I hear the pitter patter of rain

See it sliding down the window pane

Into the ground beneath her feet

As she jumps...

September 1, 2017

The first time I saw you

The word HOME lit up on your forehead

Like a bright red neon sign

Your eyelashes opened and closed like shutters

Opening to a window with the most beautiful view

And in that moment I knew

That I wanted to keep you

I wanted to take the for sale sign


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