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October 10, 2019
 

We can’t help but affect others
If only we lived in a vacuum
So we have to discipline ourselves to shut out the noise
Everyone meditates in their own way
To have purpose
Despite distractions
The hum drum buzzes
It’s easy to get jaded by
Plastic and neon

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October 9, 2019
 

Untamed fields
Filled with the hum of locusts
We had our jar at the ready
Every hop barely out of reach
Finally cradled in my hands
He spit tobacco all over me
I thought to myself that grasshoppers have a disgusting habit

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October 8, 2019
 

A silly deep conversation
Connecting even if it’s
Imagined
No one prepares us for life’s traumas
They are hard to even talk about
But we still have to empathize and listen with an open heart

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October 7, 2019
 

I just want to eat cream cheese and butter
And grow old as fast
As possible
Forget about the past
And embrace the future
Get frozen inside a cryogenic chamber and wake up in eons
Only to disappear again
Then in a leap year,
We can smash the exquisite corpse landscape like Godzilla
Then hold the wreckage up to a hall of mirrors
Wondering why we took the atom out of its mint
Packaging

WAKE UP AND WRITE
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October 7, 2019
 

A Hollywood narrative
We all believe in
And that’s fine
Sometimes bliss is best
But not required
However you can’t survive off
Affection
You still need bread
And water
Sometimes the day old bread hurts your teeth
And you wonder why you bargain shop at all
Because eating bread
Is life itself

DON'T WORRY JUST WRITE
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October 7, 2019
 

Have you ever bought a gift for someone that was really for yourself?
I did and it was so transparent it made them really sad
But that was just one birthday
It’s every other day that matters too
Still I wonder if every gift to some degree is more about making the gift giver feel good
That they put in their due diligence is validating
To be clear though my gift was actually for me!
And eventually they did give it to me cause they didn’t want it
On the upside, I really enjoyed that video game :)

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October 6, 2019
 

Playing bughouse in front of the warm glow
Of the television
A b movie as background
We couldn’t be more happy
Now
Ascending escalators to purgatory
Why can’t we be each other’s crutch?
Just let me do the dishes in return
That is if I can be torn away from this game of dominoes

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October 5, 2019
 

Send me a postcard from
All the places I want to go
But never will
Buy me a snow globe with
Some crumbling modern wonder inside
From the gift shop
I want to experience the
World through trinkets and baubles
While devouring good ‘n plenty’s
Like medication
Until I get cavities from wishing too much

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October 4, 2019
 

Life is just an endless argument
Everyone wants to be right
Even on gravestones people put their epitaph as if they got the last word and no one can talk back to them now
Some random guy wrote on his tombstone “just shut up.”
Now I have to wait forever and a day plus one to say
“I know you are but what am I?!”

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October 4, 2019
 

The deafening silence
Suddenly felt so much less suffocating
Waiting in anticipation felt
Fun
Like Xmas morning
I wrapped your gift inside another gift inside another
Like Russian dolls
Then we went to Minsk cause that’s where Rochelle and Worf are from
Regurgitating things
Then going out dancing in
Bipolar reversible coats
The stitching of our necks
Was a half ass job
I pulled on your thread
And your cranium fell off
No worries I have a green
Stapler

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October 4, 2019
 

I wish I could write well in another language.  I feel so dumb and ignorant.  I want to learn about things outside America.  This is a sick society or maybe I’m just complaining.  My mind goes back and forth about whether I’m just living in the provinces of a decadent declining empire.

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October 4, 2019
 

Wrapped up in sleeping bags on the couch
Up all night
Stuffed from consuming
Peanut buster parfaits
I needed to talk to go to sleep
So you told me the story of the power nine mtg cards
I vowed to myself
One day I’d be richer than Scrooge mcduck
So I could buy all the
Supposedly demonic junk
I wanted

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October 3, 2019
 

Staring up at the clouds
I saw one that resembled a
Dodo
I decided to count this as an official birding sighting
And made a note of it
There also was that one time I saw an ivory billed woodpecker eating out of our dumpster
Oh yeah and I witnessed a condor using rudimentary tools to vandalize a public statue
Birds embiggen the soul

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October 3, 2019
 

Let us be carefree
Let all our worries
Melt away
We are all prisoners in some way or another
But our minds are free
Let’s ride a slow train to the end of the line
Let’s carve pumpkins in July
Let’s eat really bad cold pizza and buy souvenirs
From the museums of other people’s lives
Machinery has a spirit
Can you hear the novelty claw machine descending to pick out a prize?
It is probably just a gift card to Home Depot in its claws
But maybe it’s an even more valuable card to the last remaining Sears!

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October 3, 2019
 

Calling collect from a pay phone
Asking for a ride home
You were late as always
Portable CD player running low on rechargeable batteries
The minivan pulled up
You said you were really stressed
I said that’s what you always say
I knew you’d spend the rest of the day in your room watching rom coms
If I were miss congeniality I would wish for world peace
Nothing corny about that

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October 3, 2019
 

All the books were for show
Especially the stolen ones
Compulsive shopping is similar to stealing
A desire to possess the present afraid of how fleeting
It is

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October 3, 2019
 

The horror of the beach
People getting skin cancer
Sharks taking bites out of fearless surfers
The boardwalk filled with unwinable carnival games
The beach itself
Disappearing ‘neath the
Rising waters
Bulldozers were called in to replace the shore
They uncovered a pirate treasure
Unfortunately the gold was cursed
All the raiders were doomed to vacation at this same spot every year until they eventually got talked into buying timeshares

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October 3, 2019
 

We walked til our legs
Fell off
What was the point
Trying to prove something
Is dumb
Pointless sacrifice
So us claustrophiles hid in whatever box we could
Retreating from the endless march
Vultures circled
Voices whispered
They foretold the singularity even before we got the ufo in Tetris
To celebrate we went mall walking because somehow it felt like a more appropriate form of walking

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October 3, 2019
 

Every fashion
Under the sun
Buried in a time capsule
But we didn’t use gps
Archaeologists happened
Upon it
Their hypothesis:
Frivolous diy home projects and delicious brunches flourished
LAN parties had been abandoned
They must have been going to the opera
Trying to force a tear
Now in the happy apocalypse we survive on edible pill bugs which are actually land crustaceans

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October 2, 2019
 

Playing the slot machines
Streak to streak
I adore the silliest
Form of gambling
Can’t count cards
Don’t know sports
Just let me waste my time
Feeding this robot
That spews arcade tokens
Oh and I think I’ll exchange
All my winnings for
A rare pez dispenser after all
Only to pawn it later for quarters which I’ll just
Put in a coin collection for once

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October 2, 2019
 

The paint peeled
There was no hot water
All the neighbors knew
This was a haunted house
Specters nearby chilled
The atmosphere
We got out a Ouija board
For the billionth time
And it told us that 29 is equal to 6!
Four out of five radiologists it turns out agree with this geometric proof

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October 2, 2019
 

Cooking up some
Special recipe
The only way I could show
How much I cared from my guarded personality was by preparing a dish way over my head
Little did I know I put too much salt in it
My friend started coughing and then had a heart attack for some reason
Oops :(

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October 2, 2019
 

Getting run over by a bicycle hurts
That maniac broke my wrist
I looked both ways but I crossed anyway
My life flashed before my eyes
Mostly it was about the numerous times I was hit by bikes and struck by lightning
Now when I traverse the street I’m paralyzed by indecision

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October 2, 2019
 

Collecting things
Is a primal emotion
Got to catch them all!
Maybe in prehistoric times
There were ancient trading cards?
Or are we hoarders just like greedy dragons
Waiting for St. George to slay us and take our loot

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October 1, 2019
 

Antenna tv
Lulls me to sleep
Laugh tracks melodious
To my ears
The blue light stimulates
Every precisely scripted joke makes me laugh out loud
Even though this is like every other night;
Sitting here on the couch is once again one of the greatest evenings of my regrettably linear existence

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October 1, 2019
 

Scribbles to pass the time
Unfinished geometric objects
There are infinite shapes to combine
Notebooks with absurd and funny ideas
Too
But half the time we just play tic tac toe to a stalemate
If someone loses they are ridiculed endlessly
Come to think of it tic tac toe is pretty cruel
Glad I gave it up for fox hunting

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October 1, 2019
 

I still remember the time we went sledding
And I faked frostbite to go home
I knew then I was a quitter
I just wanted the comforts of hot chocolate and an electric blanket
Will the future ever arrive
Where we go to other planets and don’t have to go outside?
Happy in our biodomes with virtual reality ice skating instead

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October 1, 2019
 

The cicada is a spirit animal
It only sings every seventeen years
Because it’s got stage fright
We identified with this lack of confidence
Until it achieved hero status
Then it sang too boldly and got eaten by a protective goose
Behold the goose!
Destroyer of music!

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September 30, 2019
 

I imagined I saw a bug
It winked at me
The critter had teeth
But I responded to its friendly advances
We became entwined
At times we did the jitterbug other times we were the hive mind
It spawned in my soul like a Zerg rush
Our dreams were sweet as nectar and with its mandibles it carried my burdens

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September 30, 2019
 

There was an ancient treant
It’s bark resembled adult acne
It never did a thing for me
It dropped poison crabapples in October rain
Might as well chop it to death
To build a pillow fort

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