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by littlefallsmets

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May 28, 2019

reclamation

reclaim the movies you loved before they got tangled up in memories of bitter exes reclaim the songs that sang your soul but you had to cast aside because you heard them at a jo...


May 22, 2019

victorias

saying that you’re good at keeping secrets is a good way to get people asking you your secrets which is a very very bad way to keep your secrets you of course have your secret truths and yo...


May 22, 2019

born in a

really I am surprised a store with as unflattering a name as DRESS BARN survived THIS long got THIS far, lived out its life only went under in mid-2019 can you imagine naming a store ...


May 22, 2019

hell

Hell isn’t other people. Hell is seeing other people only as vehicles for or roadblocks against your personal enjoyment. Hell is being so hidebound to your own damn self you’...


once-purple prose turned to poetics in the violet haze just as once-flowered hairs gave their way to a distinguished touch of gray in the half-century that occurred side-wise we sighed then too...


May 01, 2019

mid-life

“will I still be myself when I become a butterfly” the caterpillar asked the mother sky above “or will I be dead and a butterfly just takes my place?” as he entered into his existential chrysa...


May 01, 2019

children of the soil

gods left us cursed with ceaseless toil you gotta till your soil until you’re soil gods left us cursed with ceaseless toil souls run through muck until they’re soiled gods left us cursed with ce...


April 21, 2019

black tornado

retrieve your grimoire, Prospero sunken to the seabed as if some clipper-ship by tempest tossed descendant Milanesi money men ascend against you yet again more monstrous than any beast ...


some of us have demons some of us have ghosts most of us possess both all of us have something but most of us have both I have a lot more ghosts than I do demons I guess but that’s not somethin...


April 04, 2019

mechanisms coping

coping with loneliness is like flexing a muscle for a while, it is just a normal thing you have to do sometimes but too long, it’s a cramp then a full charliehorse until the point you’ve been ...


April 04, 2019

faction

you can easily craft a fiction out of all facts a fan wears his lucky socks every game from the first tip the team he roots for wins the championship the...


April 04, 2019

hoaxed stories

it was one if by land and was two if by sea second-time as a farce when at first tragedy so go the bald racist exceptionalist myths that once built America now return and burn...


March 21, 2019

balance beams

balance is what’s required to walk that multifold luminous with one foot in each side of some goddamned false dichotomy without falling to either side or beginning to imagine that that imagi...


March 17, 2019

these medaling kids

you’re either a steel-drivin’ man or you’re driven to steal baby, this is America, baby that’s how they tell us to feel so either get left a mansion or go push the wheel inheritance is theft ...


March 14, 2019

temperance and distance

everyone looks like someone else in the place where you’re from at least on distant shores everyone’s a stranger from the start that’s where I went to change the world anywhere ...


March 14, 2019

the heisenberg blues

Your relationship with yourself is as fraught as a subatomic particle. You can never know at the same time both where you are and how fast you’re going. By trying to observe yourself too clos...


March 07, 2019

A.I. (After Irony)

the sincerity that can only come from driving straight through irony once letting it burn all away and then coming back to sincerity but wiser returning to honesty full-circle this is what fi...


March 07, 2019

learning to flinch

sometimes it isn’t the punch or the impact of their fist it is in your gut reaction it is your instinctive set of reflexes that it evoked that’s what really matters maybe they’re not trying t...


March 07, 2019

no one thing

when you finally accept that we’re all just mostly water you’ll be able to accept how truly changeable we all are we are none of us just one thing we freeze and we steam we sublimate, it hap...


March 07, 2019

long may you run

may you long outlive your dreams may you be survived by your legacy may a better humanity outlive us all ourselves our dreams our legacies all of it may it all go on long long long beyond us w...


March 07, 2019

turning corners

the grocery store your parents took you to as a little kid no longer exists all the money in the world could not bring you back there even for a second it irrevocably no longer exists here I...


March 05, 2019

lines in the hand

the mystics and statistics the gods and all the odds there may be magic out there but there are a lot more frauds sometimes it’s a profundity or sometimes just profanity sometimes...


February 28, 2019

blame me

I’m sorry for all the times in summer that I said I would prefer the winter I was wrong and this is all my fault blame me totally and I’ll deserve it I did this, I doomed us all to th...


February 21, 2019

the price of progress

not so very long ago when you thought distant strangers could hear your thoughts they locked you away now when not enough distant strangers hear our every single little thought it drives u...


February 21, 2019

peekaboo

when you’re just a little kid you realize object permanence that just because things leave from inside your line of sight it doesn’t mean they are gone probably playing peek-a-boo w...


Book Description

these are first-drafts of my newer poems.
some of them will be great, some will be awful.
most will be okay.