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Poetry

Wednesday Poem of the Week: Lost Australia by T.W. Snicket

No Comments 17 July 2013

Lost Australia by T.W. Snicket

I have fought

Killed

Lived and died these last few days

She was from Australia

Mouth like a sailor and I love it

We both got kicked out of 2 different bars on

Marthas Vineyard

She slapped me and told me to sober up

We did two shots of Fernet

Made it back to my to my rental house

and made love.

I new I fell asleep because I woke up

She wasn’t there in the morning

And I love her

 

 

Poetry

Wednesday Poem of the Week: You Do Not Give by T. W. Snicket

No Comments 27 February 2013

You Do Not Give by T.W. Snicket

There are just things you must consider
during the work week

You do not give your best customers
average cords of wood
They get the seasoned

You do not give your best customers
the bottom shelf
They get the 20 year

You do not give your best customers
a sales pitch
They get the gods honest truth

You do not give your best customers
advice
you give them guidance

And when it comes to friends;
Well, there are things you must consider
during a lifetime

You do not give your best friends
an address
You draw them a map

You do not give your best friends
assistance
you give your time

You do not give your best friends
encouragement
you give them inspiration

You do not give your best friends
support
you give them love

Day to day
and throughout your life
There are just things you must consider

Poetry

Wednesday Poem of the Week: Visible Defects by T.W. Snicket

No Comments 20 February 2013

Visible Defects by T.W. Snicket

There are five lights on
One blinks

By the time you read this
the light has blown

It must have been defective
It happens

Defects that is
Strange when you finally notice

What was once not visible
Becomes visible

What was once dieing among the living
Now living among the dead

Shades of Gray

Chilean Fishing Trip With Ernest Hemingway

No Comments 27 August 2012

Being there with him. In Chile. We were preparing for the fishing trip of a lifetime. On a boat, floating down the river. While we were getting provisions together he began explaining to me that writing a story about a Chilean fishing trip isn’t really about a Chilean fishing trip. You tell a story through a story. Not an allegory per se. Although, then again maybe thats what he meant? I thought enough to know that something big was about to happen. But when I started thinking too hard I woke up. How’s that for an allegory?

Poetry, The Written Word

Reader Submission! New Poem – Mistakes of the Indigenous

No Comments 30 May 2012

Mistakes of the Indigenous

gifts of shots and steel
making amends for a
mistake made long ago
by the indigenous

we were only made
to stay for awhile
but we got caught up
in the rift.

you understand of course
this could happen to anyone
but it happened to us
so we’re dealing with it

Carl Hangeland

Poetry

Password Retention by T.W. Snicket

No Comments 21 January 2012

Password Retention by T.W. Snicket

Living with girls you start to understand (in general) their humor, flaws, sensitivities, and worries.
This, in turn,  allows for a certain sense of freedom to look at or through.
Very liberating

I never went to summer camp but I bet I would have won an award.
Most likely any of the games revolved around ropes, wheels, or science experiments.
1st prize!
People would clap

If your really excited about something that deserves a clap
You should spit on your hands first.
Make sure somebody sees you.
Then wink.

Graduating from College is the most pathetic thing
And Fuck You if you say otherwise.
I hear “well you never would have met so and so if you never went”
I bet I would have.
(in general) Some of the smartest people I ever met didn’t graduate from that money hole.
Take that to the bank and have it bounce.

I pride myself on password retention.
Is there an award for that?
Who would judge that?
I need to win an event that makes the local news only.

Do you know when the next event you could enter and possibly win is?
Find it
And Enter.
1st Prize

Poetry, The Written Word

Safeword: Arizona

No Comments 19 January 2012

You were programmed to believe
it’s not easy
killing a man with your bare hands:
they will fight with everything to live.

Shanelle, however, begs to be strangled
to help her orgasm
to help her release
to help keep her moving

farther from

    and closer to her nothingness.

You decide on a safeword,
she takes the money.
And it turns out to be too easy, after all,
to kill with your hands,
as she goes limp within your grasp.

Knowing you went too far,
you decide to go further–
decide to release
decide to keep moving
as you are closing in on nothingness

As you explode on her still lips,
you mumble the predetermined safeword:
“Arizona.”
and like a cowboy,
realizing silence is better than speech,
pull on your blue jeans,
light up a smoke,
and as you listen to the slam of the motel door,
shake your head at what this world has become.

M. Henault

Features, Poetry

Bubbles In Your Vodka Tonic

No Comments 19 November 2011

Get a job

Go to work

Get married

Have children

Read the news

Be good

Act normal

Walk on pavement

 

….watch the bubbles in your vodka tonic….

 

Drive in cars

Watch TV

Obey the law

Scold when necessary

Laugh when no ones looking

Save for old age

 

 

Now repeat after me….

 

Land of the free

Home of the brave.

Poetry

Reader Submission – The Princess At The Zoo

No Comments 10 November 2011

The Princess at the Zoo
Smokes a pipe
Yells, “THAT’LL DO!!”
She’s just that type
She’s just that ripe

Go and ask the Zebra
Yes, he knows
He’s her Libra:
When her wind blows
His balance goes

The Princess at the Zoo
Loathes beach balls
Yells, “I HATE YOU!!”
She’s behind walls
She still appalls

Go ask the Zebra
Yes, he knows
He’s her umbra:
Her eclipse shows
His bruising blows

Msc.

Poetry

Bizarre Outlooks by T. W. Snicket

No Comments 26 October 2011

Bizarre Outlooks

Could I
Be you
I can
See two
Crazy
Lifeless
Torn
Apart by
Moon dust
Steer
Clear
Beware
The
Rain is
Acid
Its
True.

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