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Sufjan Stevens

I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you… Continue reading Sufjan Stevens

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Martin Balgach

I’ll be breathing down some stranger’s neck,pacing old footsteps over the same sidewalk I walked yesterday,wondering what to eat for supper.Such tired tunes make all of us go roundlike ponies at the fair. Nobody deserves anythingbut we want so much. Only nothing holds us forever. —Martin Balgach, from “What Holds Us,” Verse Daily. June 23,… Continue reading Martin Balgach

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Catalina Ferry

Because you can’t be this afraid of losing everything if you don’t love everything first because you have to have a soul-crushing hope that things will get better to be this afraid of missing it. — Catalina Ferry, from “Anxiety Group.” NYC Urbana Poetry Slam. The Bowery Poetry Club, 5/12.

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