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poem about social issues 0

The Man

Poem The most heartbreaking thing I saw today Was a homeless man in Union Square with a sign that read HOMELESS VETERAN 82 Please help any work I’m a plumber Please need old clothes...

poem about moving on 0

Beauty And Noise

Poem The smell of plastic wrap And CD cases Old linoleum floors Under squeaky converse laces Holding the song in my hands Excited to listen whenever Excited to discover more No more elusive mysteries...

short stories about despair 0

Death Wish

Short Story 1. The 27th Birthday- Back then, everything was fine. Good days have a way of burning themselves deep in our memory, and then itching like a bitch every time it hurts later....

short story about trees 0

Animal Dilemmas – Oak Tree Pheasant

Short Story The Pheasant was hazy with thought. The Satyr had stirred its brain and robbed it from peace and order. The Pheasant made it a point to avoid drifting creatures and their toxic...

haibun poetry 1

Snow Removal Irony

Haibun Another blizzard, another day off. I brush a half inch of water out of the garage before I start the snow-crusted Toro. The hum of the four-cycle motor fills the frigid air. The...

fiction about childhood 1

Hole

Short Story   Tommy left home a lot. He would come over and hangout. We would play in an old play set outside my house. He didn’t talk a lot. There was woods across...

poetry about winter 0

Smoke And Snowstorms

Poem   Smoke and snowstorms fill the night Blustering and blizzarding, gloomy grey, The icy cloud-dust wraps the world in white. Morning comes; I wake in the light of day. Smoke and snowstorms Are...

poetry about death and loss 0

Pile Of Books

Poem pile of books, old cigarettes dust and a letter on the table wind coming in through the cracks smell and a worn sofa rat remains on the dump floor grass growing in the...

fiction about dying 0

Death And Birth And Breath

Short Story It looked like a warm, crisp day in Copperfield, Calgary. Most of the snow had melted and a cool-sounding wind was hissing through bare and budding tree branches. I never understood the...

fiction about partying 0

Animal Dilemmas – Pheasant Satyr

Short Story The Satyr wondered into the woods. It stopped by the feast grounds in a forest clearing. The tables were gone, the ground was littered with rotting fruit and fish. The soil was...

haibun poem 1

Open Meeting

Haibun Standing room only in the community room of a local church on a Friday night. A blonde in knee-high riding boots checks Facebook. The co-chair runs the business portion of the Open AA...

science fiction about aliens 2

Cosmic Caper – Part Seven

Science Fiction   “Turn around slowly.” Jorwei and Haaga turned cautiously to find a haggard looking guard holding an autoshot carbine in each hand. Jorwei spoke calmly, “Okay, you got us… take it easy…”...

poem about balance in life 0

Away From The Flame

Poem Stories are like marshmallows Burning in campfires Goey, messy, tough to control A dance between you and the world Burning in ways you didn’t expect But making it all stick together All the...

haibun poem 1

Coming Home

Haibun I empty Mom’s closet. She pulls herself out of bed and into her wheelchair. Frankie plays Minecraft Pocket Edition on my iPhone. Mom pages the nurse’s station twice before Miria arrives with her...

poem about fear 0

Addiction Is A Common Emotion

Poem Becoming addicted to something really isn’t that hard. It happens everyday. People get addicted to cigarettes. It seems innocent, until it kills you from the inside. I am not addicted to cigarettes. People...