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Franz Wright

It’s true I never write, but I would gladly die with you. Gladly lower myself down alone with you into the enormous mouth that waits, beyond youth, beyond every instant of ecstasy, remember: before battle we would do each other’s makeup, comb each other’s                    hair out saying we are unconquerable, we are terrible and… Continue reading Franz Wright

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David Lynch

I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper. I knew it as a kid, but I couldn’t find the proof. It was just a kind of feeling. There is goodness in blue skies and flowers, but another force—a wild pain and decay—also accompanies everything. —… Continue reading David Lynch

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John Rybicki

For Julie If I could tie a river around my love’s waist like ribbon,               make sails out of her blood and pin down death like a squirming bug. If I could lift and rock each coffin in my arms               I would start with hers. — John Rybicki, “If,” When All the World Is… Continue reading John Rybicki

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