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April 26, 2018

Are you the color

of Congress, the Senate,

and the tacky walls of the Oval Office?

Do you speak the right language,

is it with the right accent? And if not

can we use your brain or your labor

to make our weapons?

Would you vote for the correct person?

Were your ancestors broug...

April 26, 2018

Mother told me,

her roundness as the Earth,

“You should watch your weight.”

April 13, 2018

The all new redesigned Venus razor

will give you the smoothest shave

you’ll ever get and sits

in the endless repertoire of beauty

that’s expected to be performed.

It is among the youngest of its kind,

only there for a hundred of the thousands

of years that we have bled on thi...

March 5, 2018

“Deathless Aphrodite of the spangled mind”

-Sappho translated by Anne Carson

She crouches upon the pedestal

that presents her in all her rotted,

worn away, and lively beauty.

She is forever doomed to stillness,

yet resting in her huddled cavity is a softness,

which radiates f...

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