beach towel mosaic

hexed up mosaicity, you call that cruel refinement. next, but no eliciting, gadabout disorient. in the wake of the protracted bine, on the toes of the torrid hedge line, there comes a beach front sign.   she smokes sea shells in the sand souped up in drift things. don’t leave your things, don’t leave your […]

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mothmouth

mothmouth by M’Taeka   Hands full of powdered grout, shuttered lungs hooded over a cluttered heart beating buttered clout into legs scarred with a coward’s doubt, moths in his mouth—but it out, tie it up, tie it down. Sighing, crying, he’s lying now, blithe in the writhing pyre of untimely demise climbing blindly up the […]

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tea kettle, extinguisher, and a camera facing the fire escape

mouth, nose, eyes. the pause to speak between anger and patience something boils like the first whimper of the tea kettle. on the escape, the shrouded figure sends a voyeuristic telex, clicking away out the window to the receiver, a letter growing in the dark where she sleeps. taking hits of foam from the extinguisher, […]

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this haunt is frequented by so many people, so many times

alkalized haunt when the stranger walked a long way, set a briefcase down and let loose the sum of his urges. it felt like a known town psychopath sojourning the flower shop.   the ghosts were quietly assessing the imminence of this stranger’s lonely browse. the anomalous tryst evinces gossip, exudes presumption and dumb will, […]

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