Monthly Archives: February 2012

pledge no longer

after watching films like “The Killing Fields,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Full Metal Jacket” & beginning to think long and hard about what his country had really been doing in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, this high school senior refuses in early morning … Continue reading

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the meat market

in the meat market he stalks— a lean predator without restraint without any moral code without any need but to satisfy the urge inside which is harder to do, the easier it gets— while she, like the rest, swing to … Continue reading

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somewhere (as you read this)

a young person who has been slaving away in a diamond mine loses their hand on the chopping block, or perhaps their whole arm is mauled off in front of others to make a point that those who are poor … Continue reading

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the vicarious pain-seeker

in high school there was this kid who had some kind of heart problem, he had a horrible scar where work had been done at an earlier age & he had a story to tell if you wanted to hear … Continue reading

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gesundheit!

so pleasant to hear someone exclaim “gesundheit!” when ya sneeze, meaning the German word for “health,” literally wishing good health for someone who shows the possibility of sickness— so much better than the ignorant, superstitious & idiotic blabbering of “bless … Continue reading

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obsessive destructive fixation

told that it had nothing to do with (why me why me why me why me) you, told that you just weren’t the (why me why me why me why me) one, told that you had nothing in (why me … Continue reading

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character development

extracted from the quarry soapstones, alabasters, limestones & marbles, all products of someone else’s choices culminating in our accidental, uneventful, mistake of birth— the silky faces begin without blemish & through the early youth begin to gain the scars of … Continue reading

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