Cleaning the dirt off of door frames with dampened paper towels just to witness all the build up over time. It takes drops of blood on the white floor to stop her from just simply leaning against the mirror. There is no one here, and the sounds of footsteps echo against the drywall even though […]

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Angry for being angry, she stabs the eraser with a pen. The melted wax on her desk lamp starts to burn and makes the light the same color as the crayons were. The lightning bugs look like satellites from her window. Only smaller as if her street was another galaxy. Moving apart from the center […]

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What’s Left

They push wet sand together into the shape of a human and listen to the music on the radio. It’s mostly just some old shit from the thirties, and the digital clock just flickers on its zeros. Soft tides cut into their creation’s ankles slowly wearing it down until it collapses. They let the falling […]

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Katana And A Yellow Bike

Broken air conditioners hang out the windows above the alley. There’s a kid cutting up plastic containers with a samurai sword by the dumpster, and there were two others standing by waiting their turn. A girl rides past them on a mustard yellow bike with handle bars as green as pine trees. She spits her […]

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Won’t Meet Your Eyes

They’re listening to the recordings again, from way back when the sky was almost purple. Taking their time making their way to all the answers that they’ve heard before. Friends caution them against reckless actions                                          […]

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You give over your daytime every time. I look across it all and I can’t find the right way to come back. The sacrifices are all in empty Gatorade bottles on the same shelf. They are licking the plastic, hoping desperately for the blurry walls to dissolve from the acid in their spit. When confronted […]

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Getting carried away in statements not thought through. I thought you knew, she said to him while picking up dish towels off the kitchen floor. It was never like this before, but they’re stuck here, and in here the lights go off at dusk whether they like it or not. The roots in their gums […]

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