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lore
By Tawmn on 06/18/2008
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fuck the reasons
that I am
yellowed newsprint
on your tableside

you never wanted me
to be as much as
a diversionary coffee ring
around that central theme

central s .....
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SEVENTY SITS AMONG LOTUS PETALS ON THE BLUE NILE: SCENE VII
By sverigeman on 07/03/2008
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It is the fertility of barren ground
-- the unfulfilled,
the dry seed waiting in the dust

the promise

a mud swallow nest
under the eaves of an old barn: splatter
of whit .....
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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
By snakemoney7 on 06/17/2008
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I kissed the most beautiful girl in the world
She just gave a piercing look that said my soul hates your soul.
I loved the most beautiful girl in the world and she squas .....
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Scared Of What We Dont Understand
By Currently:insane on 06/23/2008
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Perfect me
Change me how you wish
Infect me
So I’m without a glitch
I’d never be enough on my own
I’m not to society’s height
Be still, no howls or moans
Forget about any pre .....
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SEVENTY SITS ABOVE THE KATZENJAMMER BAR: SCENE VI
By sverigeman on 07/02/2008
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It is late
& Seventy sits alone in his room

the floor is cold linoleum
& the washbasin faucet drips

downstairs the slow crack of billiard balls
punctuates the benign darkne .....
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SEVENTY: AMARILLO SLIM'S PROLOGUE
By sverigeman on 07/01/2008
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"Seventy July?
I've seen the kid a few times
... used to see him in the Katzenjammer.

He lived upstairs ...
they had sleeping rooms ...

the girls used to work out of a coup .....
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SEVENTY'S CHILDHOOD AT THE GREENFRONT DELI: SCENE II
By sverigeman on 06/23/2008
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Allowance day -- Saturday,
go to the Greenfront Deli
down the street, the whiteaproned deli
man from Brooklyn
behind the counter,
thumb on the pan,
weighing out sliced ham
sm .....
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Missing
By greenpastures on 07/01/2008
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Was there a line I did not see
Pulling tight on my skin
Drawing me
Why wont you stop haunting me
Don’t even know I exist
2000 miles and 2000 days away
Shade be gone from here
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one empty pew
By Leavy on 06/23/2008
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one empty pew
odd it seems
only that row
unpopulated...
why
suppose you
the people
would refuse
its offer of seating
and yet
challenge it all around?



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SEVENTY SITS IN THE SERENGETI PLAIN: SCENE V
By sverigeman on 06/30/2008
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It is the moonblue veldt of Africa: Masai warriors wander with their herds of cattle

dark bodies move with the swaying
golden grain: robes dyed
with the juice of berries,
roots .....
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Closing Time (At The Twenty Four Hour Bar)
By andy on 03/17/2008
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It’s a quiet night. Not much happening.
The only sound comes from my sighs.
Little light from outside.
From out of nowhere an almost barman comes.
Excuse me sir, would you like some t .....
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SEVENTY SITS ON THE CANVAS FOR THE MANDATORY EIGHT COUNT: SCENE III
By sverigeman on 06/29/2008
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Poor Seventy! Hobbled & torn
in the great Republic of Vietnam.

He stepped on a bouncing Betty mine,
heard the click and felt
the fluttering rush of angels
surging through his .....
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Women
By Joojairani on 05/07/2007
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I'm a woman

But what am I to a man?

A toy that decorates his arm?

An object that’s there any moment he needs me?

An object of his affection?

Does he not th .....
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Cleaning Out Closets
By kerri on 04/05/2008
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My knees knock boxes, loosen dust that wings
through sunlight as I clear a path to the back.
Dresses hang out of style, empty sleeves
read my shoulders as if the past
were written .....
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Seventy IV: Meditations on a Manu
By sverigeman on 06/28/2008
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In Ancient China,
poets folded their poems
into little paper boats
and cast their work
downstream.

Some historians suppose
the poet's lover and audience
waited by the riv .....
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oil
By Tawmn on 06/25/2008
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a prayer meeting
after the show
Jahweh ties off
and sings dry,
minor key,
elemental bloodless joy

squints through dusty glasses
searching for mustard seed
misplaced an .....
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the moribund cafe
By blogetry on 06/21/2008
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‘A round
of incontinence please,
on the rocks;
no salt for Steve,
his systolic’s off the charts.’


‘Say what?’ yells Steve,
adjusting his Miracle Ear.

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The Laughter of Clowns
By Davidjroth2002 on 12/05/2007
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By David Roth
© 5th December, 2007

I sat to rest
in the lee of a towering pine,
sheltered from wind and snow.

I strained to hear
the distant din of my noisy city
with .....
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Moody
By Elihmraya on 07/13/2007
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Mood swings.
Girls are moody.
Everyone knows it.
Seen a girl’s mood ring lately?
They break soon.
They get all swirls and won’t turn colors anymore.
Why?
Moo .....
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Willow Weep
By Buddy on 05/21/2008
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The Willow
tree
is standing
there,
without a
thought,
without a
care.
Anchored deep
it hugs
the earth,
no hint
of laughter,
none of
mirth.
I .....
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