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“If My Brain Goes…” by Richard F. Yates

If my brain goes… And I know it will be tough to tell… If my brain goes before… Honestly, I don’t even know what to tell you to watch out for I already love nonsense and non-sequiturs (Dinosaurs in pajamas … Continue reading

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“Corridors” by Scott Sparks

I commit to memory absent-mindedly Places, faces & disgraces unkind to me Seeking solace, far from faultless or composed Ostensibly enveloped, probing which direction where I’m no longer enclosed This gambit’s not a game of try agains and mulligans Room … Continue reading

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“Hemorrhage” by Scott Sparks

Repetition of an action Trampling and building traction Tucked into terrain that’s turbid Temperament – I spit acerbic Tired of this template’s pattern Garnering invective phantoms Pretty vacant, very lacking Welcomes worn out or distracting I practice patience in a … Continue reading

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“The Grim Brothers” by Richard O’Brien & Richard F. Yates

Another sad story of sibling distress, which I will not sugar-coat with a written caress. Gary and Grime Grim shared quite a bit, but sometimes in life it seemed they did not fit. The brothers grew up in west San … Continue reading

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“chooka bocka” by Richard F. Yates

chooka bocka chooka bocka choo chaa chii hooka blocka beeka blocka boo baa bii eeee ooooo, ah oh oooo hu hu ha hee hooo ,   ,,   ,   ,, nah beebee boo ti pi pa tooo sha ah … Continue reading

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“Mortar” by Scott Sparks

The mutiny inside of me coincides with society At war with an enemy that’s done nothing except disagree A riot is invited Broken window type variety Flattened tires slashing to conspire cut up impieties Engaged in belligerence simply because everyone … Continue reading

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“Flightless” by Scott Sparks

The shortsightedness of failed men It teaches children carelessness Someone else to pay the rent Hungry stomach, pocket lint Unwilling to spread wings they’re given Perched in flightless indecision The pestilence of failed men Teaches children wrecklessness Someone else blamed … Continue reading

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