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JANUARY 24, 2014 10:30AM

A Godfire in the Blood



We know for sure that the early solar system before the planets formed was a huge accretion disk of preplanetary material ranging from the size of dust particles up to large boulders. this enormous debris field slowly clumped together via random collisions and increasing gravitational attraction to f
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JANUARY 13, 2014 5:10AM

THREE STORIES

 by John Mayfield

*****


BLANKS

the maria and howard story

"and what is it that our hearts can hold except memory?"


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It was a cursed planet.

[ok now wait, is that what we want for a first sentence? startings are so important. how  bout an "accursed" planet? or "this planet was cursed, [acc
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snotogo 003 

essay

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE TRUE SECRET TO HAPPINESS MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE SETTLING?



Two thousand feet from here is one of the world's great hamburger stands.
Just a little old wood shingle shack really, with a big covered front porch for people to stand in
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JANUARY 19, 2011 5:38AM

WHAT IS THE EXCUSE FOR THE PIRATE BAY?

essay

WHAT IS THE JUSTIFICATION, OR THE EXCUSE FOR DOWNLOADING THINGS FOR FREE ON THE PIRATE BAY?

 Its just plain theft after all, isnt it? somebody makes a product, a film or an album or a book, and provides all the labor and investment of every kind that goes into that,
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JANUARY 18, 2011 8:36AM

THE TERMINUS

THE TERMINUS


everyone comes to this place
shaped like and named after a bus station
everyone
yeshua died at 33 they say. they guess. ive got 23 years on him. lincoln made it to 50. einstein was 75 at the terminus. freud was 86 and still sneaking cigars even though most of his jaw
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JANUARY 15, 2011 3:52AM

SO VERY NOIR TO MY HEART

 "this is what happens when the words take over the typewriter" 

...anger can kill a guy, but it can also provide a means and a reason to kick the lid off the damn casket from the dark inside and stomp your way on out of there...

   I was waiting in
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JANUARY 14, 2011 9:45PM

THE VOICE FROM THE BOTTOM OF A WELL

THE VOICE AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL

if all the world is crazy
everyone, everywhere,
babbling, raging, non-sensical, delirious, mad...
then i can still give my self permission to be sane.
if all the world is brutal
everyone, everywhere,
vicious, spitting, scratching, screaming, torturers, rapists, defeaters of… Read full post »
JANUARY 12, 2011 4:38AM

TO SLEEP IN A NOT TOO QUIET PLACE

To Sleep in A Not Too Quiet Place

To sleep in noise is to not sleep.
We shiver, start and tangle,
our best found dreams all broken into and apart
by the slippery dish that falls and breaks
and brings a sorry crying out
from unforgiving kitchen floors
next door.
 So nothing is accomplished.
But plain whit
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JANUARY 10, 2011 8:30AM

KRACK HAUSE

KRACK HOUSE
This huge area of town had had a lot of given names over the years, all of them more or less unfortunately correct and none of them very flattering.
"Industrial" was the most generic and recurring, and "City of Industry" had a pointless and silly Chamber of Commerce ring to it,… Read full post »
JANUARY 10, 2011 7:00AM

OLD COWBOY INVENTORY

 

nothings worked out too good this far.

i didnt win the lottery, although i did work it real hard,
and i really thought i would.
i didnt stay young forever,
sure surprised me.
i never made a billion dollars.
or a million dollars.
or more than i could slowly carry home in both tired hands.
no Nobel… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2011 7:14PM

DAY WHITE BECOMES BLACK NIGHT

DAYWHITE BECOMES BLACK NIGHT
and he writes to break the dawn

He was very restless, he was fidgety, he was sitting at his desk and just lightly clackety clacking the keys on his keyboard without really pressing down hard enough or long enough to register anything, faintly hoping a word or two might
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JANUARY 9, 2011 6:16PM

NOT THIS AGAIN

all right then, damn you
you write something.
make a world and make it sing
rip the people right out of your head
ready or not, here they come
and then feel the responsibility
not to betray them
as you realize
that they are more important to you than you.
and if any part of your life is… Read full post »
JANUARY 9, 2011 2:15AM

EVERYTHING YOU

mysteries do open
in the silence
in the breathings
and when my eyes find their reflection
in your eyes
no one knows
what worlds begin.
into this "you are" I reach and find
all there is
of me.
the need of me is everywhere.
there is no breath but this one open breath.
there is no touch but this known shared… Read full post »
JANUARY 8, 2011 3:37PM

KATHLEENFRANCES

KATHLEENFRANCIS

 a poem


NOW I REMEMBER YOU
all that brilliant fierceness
beckoning outward toward me from inside you,
calling me by names of such purely accurate
and disrespectful mention
that my spoiled silence
waiting upon being waited upon, turned pale
and asked your kind permission to then vanish
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JANUARY 8, 2011 1:02AM

BIO

it occurs to me now that anonymity is a kind of rudeness, so here is my stuff, if anyone should ever want to know.

 

i am a dried out and flattened roadkill dawg baking and barking beside a narrow highway in the gray green gold and sometimes purple crystal bellsongRead full post »