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welcome mat
My neighbor's stoop has a welcome mat that faces the wrong way and is covered in stains, like someone dropped a coffee while fumbling for housekeys. Her apartment has a permanent miasma of weedsmoke outside it.

When she is awake, which is apparently not often, 70s rock musi(more)
I surely didn't think THIS would be me.

I never thought that at this age I would get this sick.

I watch as my muscles waste away from inactivity. I watch my face become older than it's years.

I watch other women my age jog passe(more)
"Whisky for your life, bruv?"

"Fair a deal as any."
The pilot, clad in a gray jumpsuit with iron crosses at the collar, brought the spinning saucer to a dead stop at an altitude of 2000 meters.  The co-pilot spoke into his mask their intentions to ground control.  "Jahwol"  came the squawking reply.

The craft hung amid the clouds with (more)

An old war movie was playing on tv, with the highly focussed sergeant explaining the significance of the new rifles the recruits were clutching to their chests.

"Look it over.  Touch it, feel the weight of it.  In three week's time you should be more intimately familiar wit(more)
Do you protect your heart like a child with an egg? Holding it ever so carefully, keeping it safe from
the devious?
You're terrified you'll get slimy shards all over your fingers, sticking to everything.
"Are ya'as innocent as ya look?"

"How innocent do I look?" I reach over the counter and grab a shooter glass. I fill it 'ith pilsner and toss it at my face. One chug.
"I couldn't believe I won such a prestigious award!" My boss told me as I was running a towel over almost blinding gold statue. I didn't have the heart to tell him, so I let him gloat. It took him 2 t.v appearances, 4 radio shows, and countless memes(more)
The lazy dreamer
caught in celestial haze
obscured within clouds.
Tell me, are you the only one here? I follow you around with my pearly white eyes and they shine at you and you know. You know everything in the room. Eyes in your hands and on your head and in your ass, watching it all.
I hate writing.  It never does what I want it to do.  Right now, I'm listening to a Bowie cover of Lou Reed's "Waiting for the man."  It's not bad for a cover, though it lacks the menace of Reed's version.  I have never waited for the man.  I have waited for the pharmacist,(more)
whisk me away. im tired. god im tired.

let me be somebody else. please god let me be somebody else. let me be someone who is important. someone that people care about. someone that is always thought of first.

give me a legacy. i want a legacy.(more)
I could have a bonfire with most of the things I own and never miss them again.

But the problem with trying to clean house is the process itself: emptying the shelves and drawers and looking at belongings one by one, remembering how you acquired them or wh(more)
My given name is Holt Arness Watson Kirk Sadler.  But you can call me "Marshall".  My father had a fondness for the old tv western "Gunsmoke" and that's where the Arness comes from.  The rest, except for Sadler, were seemingly pulled from out of a hat when my mother, in her semi-sedated(more)
I should really get a pillow case,
you can pretty much tell my life from my pillow.
you can see which side I like to sleep on,
you can tell I have a cat based on the scratches on the side. You can see its age from its stitch(more)