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  • Written by Lisa Morie
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Don't Hold Your Breath SLUT (Explicit)

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"Runner-up in the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period July 1-Sept. 30, 2012."--ed.

She will miss the kiss.

It lingers on and she tastes him.

Something that she never experiences

and longs for,

her brief emancipation.

 

He tosses her like a rag doll,

entwined, she is trembling,

he breaks her in two,

that last kiss, now lips closed tightly,

out the door.

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  • Written by Neil Silberblatt
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Madison Avenue

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"1st Place Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period July 1-Sept. 30, 2012."--ed.

 

At the Viand Coffee Shop...

 

on Madison Avenue

          which must not be confused

          with the Viand on East 86th

          or the Viand on Broadway

come the young ladies fresh from

their visit to the Met

or, if they dare, the Whitney

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  • Written by Chris Edwards
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The Foreman

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"1st Place Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period January 1-March 31, 2012."--ed.

 

Wilson drives the day labor
with coded directives of the same hand
he uses to correct the horses
with help from a two-by-four.

Those of us who understand him:
a sun-bitten fourth generation West Texan,
continue to craft tax shelters
for the man in the sprawling spread
up from the valley, down from the hill.

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  • Written by Darrell Lindsey
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Imagine

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"Runner-Up of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period October-December, 2011."--ed.

 

Beatles' records played backwards

in a shack by the river.

 

Hieroglyphics found on a barroom wall

next to that poster of Farrah.

 

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  • Written by anonymous contributors
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The Lake

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originally published 2010

 

Escaping to the nearby lake the lovers drove their cars

Through winding road to waters edge they broke the

Mid week silence with vigorous impatient slams of

Their respective car doors stepping quickly to the

Days first embrace like summer campers on break

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