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Gregory Orr

In the street, stars collide, parts of their bodies breaking off like chunks of salt. Still, you hold her, you’re not letting go. She’s the bright-colored bird with real feathers and a toy heart, or toy feathers and a real heart. When all this started you were lying on a couch. Now your rise through… Continue reading Gregory Orr

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Charles Bukowski

it’s always when a man’s swollen with love and everything else that it keeps raining splattering flooding rain good for the trees and the grass and the air… good for things that live alone. — Charles Bukowski, from “Prayer in Bad Weather,” Love Is a Dog from Hell: Poems, 1974-1977. (Ecco; Ecco edition May 31,… Continue reading Charles Bukowski

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