Wednesday, July 13, 2011 03:29 am
wordspoem #4 I’d like to write something usingchalcedony such a strange strong wordit’s a chert says daughter #3 who knowseverything worth knowing a chert likejasper semi precious stones t...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 03:30 am
NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUPblares the label of my hunt’s ketchupother brands are catching on though notthe hawaiian punch at an enos park bashthat was its first ingredient I read labels the high...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 02:22 pm
no I don’t swim laps I just swimand when it’s crowded try tododge the thrashers and splashersand the ones who hit the end POWwith their projectile somersaults...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 02:23 pm
peepoem # 5I heard it on NPR marketplace it wasn’tapril 1 someone caught a guy on camerapeeing in a reservoir think it was portlandthe scene went viral to use a mod term Idon’t know the de...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:12 am
newspaper newsquirk poem #2you could write a poem a weekjust from the newsquirks columnone I’ve saved states that in ataiwan province petty offenders havethe option of playing mah-jong with olds...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:11 am
endangeredspecies poem #1a sweetfaced overweight womanswims at the Y she has a magnificentmany-hued butterfly tattooed on heropulent upper arm lately she’s beenlosing losing losing pounds I amco...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 04:37 pm
my friend auditions canaries a strange jobyou think well it’s a matter of sex and a bitmore pleasant than gendering chicks whichanother friend used to do it seems that onlymale canaries sing and...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:20 am
people drive their kids to schoolthese days even when they livenearby guess they feel they have tostreets are too risky too dangerouscars line up before my house it’s nextto the schoolyard the p...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:28 am

from a letter to Jackie from her father, 1959

you’ve heard about thecow tags I forget when wequit stapling a metal clipto their ears that workedfine hardly cost a centbut the new colored strapscost a lot and often brokewe tried chains aroun...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 01:55 am
flowerstore owner’s lament poem #1mothers who live in mobile homesdeserve flowersmothers who live in mcmansionsdeserve flowersmothers who live in shelters, underbridges, in trees, deserve flower...


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