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Poem: “Anti Muse”

All my favorite songs used to be about myself… Continue reading

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Poem: “imagine me gone”

imagine me gone i don’t mean in the earthly sense. i’ve got no intention of dressing myself in methanol and tethered roots, recycled organics on a one-way trip to atmosphere. no. i mean what if sunlight caught your eyelids tomorrow morning … Continue reading

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Short Prose: “New Song”

It had never come this easy before. He’d done reggae, rap-rock, jazz fusion, moody blues, dark punk, death metal, doo-wop, blue-eyed soul, classical, afrobeat, crust punk, digital hardcore, and alternative everything. He’d pumped out techno beats, layered six-harmony a cappella tones, and once rapped for four and a half minutes straight using only obscenities, but it had never come this easy before. Continue reading

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First Impressions: Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

Music like Julien Baker’s could save us all. I wanted to let that breathe for a second, because I can’t think of the last time I’ve felt someone… Continue reading

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Poem: “flight”

flight I don’t think when we die that we go anywhere at all; breaking down to sparest wisps of dirt and seed. It’s no different from the Leaf who never chooses when to fall; but only hopes his end is … Continue reading

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Poem: “hope against hope”

hope against hope moonlight on my mind as I break through the turnstile these underground boxes can’t keep me inside I need to be out with the drunks and the beggars hoping for change, though I know it’s a lie … Continue reading

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Poem: “out of range”

out of range it’s been a few months since I’ve written poems about something other than people I know getting swallowed up by the spaces between the stars. scientists say there’s light everywhere in an infinite universe but the dark spaces have … Continue reading

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Selections From 11:37: “Tonight”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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Poem: “Plot Twists”

Plot Twists I might stop watching TV because I don’t want anyone else to die. Killing your darlings is all the rage these days—no one’s prepped for art imitating life with a rib to the gut when the ratings go down. … Continue reading

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Poem: “Finger Exercises (For Maddy)”

Finger Exercises (For Maddy) It’s cold these days. Snow’s been on the ground since Sunday night and the inertia makes my fingers twitch. I practice drunk driving exercises to keep warm, bringing the prints tip to tip: one, two, three, … Continue reading

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