Almost Better

A hospital descended into madnesswhen the ground broke open splittinga quadrant of the building clean apart.A transparent plume of something heavypoured out of the gash like it was plasticcarried upward by the wind.This dissipated out into the nostrilsof the people in the buildinggoing on about their lives of keepingpeople on their feet or helping someonethat […]

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Compound

I break open the shell and scrape the innards outthe clouds plume like smoke or blood dispersing in water.This creature from the shallow sand now just separatepieces in my hand. The highway speeds are fluctuating with construction signs,and the blurring lines between the lanes that disappear beforeanyone is ready. The treeline is steady with its […]

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Something To Stay For

She had a sore on the inside of her mouthand it reminded her of all the times she tookfor granted being comfortable.She clenched her teeth in the movie theaterwhen things would get loud and all the soundwould overwhelm her in a way that madeher really want to stay. The semi trucks soundedlike they were breathingas […]

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Compensated

There’s a vintage metal toaster in her kitchenwith a red eye painted on the side that’s facinginward toward the room like it is watching youpour orange juice beyond the top capacityof the glass, you always use, because it’sdecorated with a blue spiral that goes upalong its sides like it’s supposed to. There are too few […]

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Desperate Times

I’m more afraid of what I’m going to saythan the kid strapped in the roller coasterwho at moment one just wants to run away.There are empty patches out here left forgottenjust to be a piece of land you see when drivingthrough a different part of town.Dying cows with nothing on their mindsstand there like statues […]

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