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cheshyre grin
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
January 01
The One True
An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own.
Quit your snooping, bitch.


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Woodward and Bernstein got nothin' in this boy

Sometimes it pays to be a blogger at Open Salon. After all, who else could browbeat their way in to interview the perpetrators of a sensational murder reported around the world? Naturally there was resistance at first, but after flashing/…

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Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 29, 2013 1:28AM

Dr. King And I

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
Martin Luther King

On my Mount Rushmore of 20th century beacons of light stand Gandhi, Kennedy, MLK and Lennon (in order of assassination). Lights such as they will not return. We give a lot of lip/…

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AUGUST 25, 2013 5:48PM

Cobwebs On The Moon

Cobwebs on the moon
Cobwebs on my heart;
Solitary soul
Asteroids apart.

There's no place to sleep on the moon - and I don't just mean because of the perpetual bombardment of meteorites from space. You'd think with all this room and huge craters there'd be some spot safe and/…

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Once, a long time ago I came staggering out of the desert, grateful just to be alive. No one had ever crossed the desert before to find out who or what was on the other side. I was a fool to go so far but once in I was committed/…

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AUGUST 19, 2013 1:41AM

It's Good To Be King!

The [moronic] ancient Israelites said to Samuel, "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other [moronic] nations have."

The Lord replied, "Warn [the ingrates] solemnly and let them know what the king who will [fuck them] over will do."

This is what the king who will reign/…

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The killer awoke before dawn. He put his panties on. His eyeliner was made perfect, his bra adjusted for leering effect. The miniskirt squeezed on and the pumps' straps firmly buckled. He stared into the makeup mirror dressed to kill. The house dark save for this one lone light.

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AUGUST 14, 2013 10:13PM

Now THIS Is What A SWAT Team Is For!

Actual dwelling of the evildoers!

Deep in the bland, touristy heart of Dallas suburb Arlington, Texas lies a place of hideous beings bent on ruining life as we know it. But the good people of Arlington won't stand for these loathsome creatures freely roaming our streets. Time to call out/…

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AUGUST 12, 2013 9:06PM

"Be Prepared For Love"

Her name was Julie Steel. She's the kind of person you never see at a shelter. We all have our trials and tribulations marked for us in the journey/hell that is life but for some homelessness is right out of the question, never fathomed for even a moment. The building/…

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AUGUST 9, 2013 3:09AM

Military's Latest Enemy: Atheists!

"Our father, bless thy holy hand grenade
so that we might blow thy enemy to bits."

It's getting to the point where the world is one giant Monty Python sketch. Only, the more absurd we become the more obsessed we are with proving we are not. Like I/…

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AUGUST 8, 2013 11:25AM

That One Lone Voice

"Thank tha Lord! Thank God Almighty! Yes!"

That my first reaction we I first hears that one lone voice speakin' out. Was like a thunderbolt of light! White folks don' know what it like when you the only one and it feel like ever' last one of  'em pushin' your/…

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My introduction to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) began at the celebrated world class Fort Worth small museum The Kimbell. There resides her most prized possession of her prized collection: Caravaggio's Cardsharps. I'm no analyst who can verbalize the whys and wherefores of an/…

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AUGUST 3, 2013 2:11AM

"Go away. Leave me alone."

"Go away. Leave me alone."

Fremont now

That was Fremont, fourteen years ago. His voice was gruff and scratchy like from a three day cold. The walls rising up around him were invisible but just as concrete as a castle. There was a note of finality, of/…

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AUGUST 2, 2013 3:13AM

The Bottomless Bottle And The Walrus

It bothered me the first time I saw it sitting on top of my dinette set. I didn't remember placing that bottle there and I wasn't sure what it was but I didn't have time to check it right then and there. "I'll get to it later"  - which is/…

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JULY 25, 2013 11:35AM

Cool Hand Luke's Last Diary Entry

Death faces me in every direction. I can choose livin' or I can choose dyin' or I can choose nothin', but death it'll be for me. What an idiot. I thought I could beat them. I thought I could fly right outta these chains. But they got the/…

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Realizing the importance of a royal birth and the even greater importance of naming said birth, orders have come down from on high to democratize the christening of the royal baby. For the first time ever, mere commoners will have a say in naming an heir of/…

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Passing through the world
Indeed this is just
Sogi's rain shelter.




Summer rain
conveyed under the trees
in drops.




A cold rain starting
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Giving the devil his due
 Seeing an article titled "Tony Blair warned he will be criticised in Iraq report" I once again hung my head as I realized at least Europe retains some sense of outrage over the vast litany of 21st century crimes that have been/…

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Stuttering Sam was a drunk. He died a long time ago but it was only last week he pulled the trigger. (He lost his dog) You can only have your guts ripped out and your heart broken so many times. The title was Sam's claim to fame -/…

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I came across this article today from The Atlantic, easily one of the funniest and saddest commentaries I've seen in a long while. "Disconnect" is the word I use to describe this century. Our words, our actions, our belief systems are continually diverging from reality. And it's getting to the point… Read full post »

"Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
"Somebody help me, yeah"


I was 21, working as a breakfast cook/dishwasher in small town Texas. I lived in a room of a house of a disturbed Vietnam vet (a fellow cook). The room's window was broken, it was winter and/…

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JULY 15, 2013 7:24PM

Hey, It's A GREAT Verdict!

We humans have this nasty little vanity that causes us all sorts of tragic and destructive problems and that it's we always paint ourselves with the brush of purity - as opposed to the brush of honesty (which would be pure). And that's why we have ludicrously/…

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Why are so many so afraid?

Bolivia reacted with fury after a plane carrying the country's president home from Russia was diverted to Vienna amid suspicions that it was carrying the surveillance whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

France and Portugal were accused of withdrawing permission for/
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JULY 9, 2013 11:20PM

Everyone Be So Angry!

Everyone be so angry! Turns on the TVs and nothin' but shoutin' heads yellin and screamin' - and them's just the sports channels! Every the body sayin' they doin' the right thing but if that so then why the world so darn angry?? Things ain't lining up/…

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JULY 8, 2013 2:28AM

Sipping Zen Tea Of Haiku Leaves

No rain nor sun, yet
Man with shaking umbrella
Walks in fear of both.

Yea, though I walk through
the valley of cretins;
I shall fear no luddite
With my Basho/
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