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“Read a Damn Book – 016: Howl and Other Poems”

We got the Beat! Allen Ginsberg – Howl and Other Poems (1956/2006) Back in 1956, this book was put on trial, accused of being pornographic. OH, HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED! Anyone who watches your average HBO or Netflix program, … Continue reading

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“BBHHBBHH (14)” by yr / Richard F. Yates

Brown bags Half hungry Born beastly Human husks —yr / Richard F. Yates

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“Focused” by Scott Sparks

“Mistakes were made,” says the faulty CEO When he knows what he did but won’t say so Some mistakes are simply breaks in focused contemplate While others break the bank and leave you sleepin’ on a steel plate Regret brings … Continue reading

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“Pathway” by Scott Sparks

What else do you expect? When what you expect cannot be erected No matter how your controlled vocals are emphatically inflected They won’t straighten upcoming twists in the pathway That’s just life adding its own spice but some call it … Continue reading

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“Uninhabited” by Scott Sparks

A door you’ve locked yourself isn’t closed forever Even if you’ve lost the key, there’s a way in one way or another A room might need to be left uninhabited Maybe its use has reached its pinnacle or far well … Continue reading

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“First Steps” by Scott Sparks

Crumpled like tin in a backyard trash bin For the mistakes I’ve made, you’d think this a fitting end Now I’m all a part of what tends to be discarded Never a second thought of, nor is care ever allotted … Continue reading

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“Mission Implodable” by Richard F. Yates

Magnetic feedback During Instant Breakfast Agent X Killed by refrigerator Rabid—with doors all a-swing Twenty-three mice at the wake (Informants) Toasting with tiny tumblers Full of gin and vermouth The tape hisses and whirs Then eats itself For Breakfast Instantly … Continue reading

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