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Let’s imagine, for a moment, smoking is an animal. What kind of animal will it be? Something violent and endangered, I think. A bizarre evol…

Let’s imagine, for a moment, smoking is an animal. What kind of animal will it be?
Something violent and endangered, I think. A bizarre evol

Hymn

It’s one of those days where you’ve found God, finally.You’ve been heathen for weeks but now your body— its bumpy legs, its fingers grippin…

It’s one of those days where you’ve found God, finally.You’ve been heathen for weeks

but now your body— its bumpy legs, its fingers grippin

Sometimes It Helps

I rode around the garden today on a big white horse.I was naked except for sunglassesSometimes it helps.To feel extravagant and theatrical.D…

I rode around the garden today on a big white horse.I was naked except for sunglassesSometimes it helps.To feel extravagant and theatrical.D

Stow-aways: Where has next door gone?

Jed was certain, the house with the battered old sailing boat outside wasn't there. The entire house had vanished. The street had squeezed u…

The way the words were

Sometimes you chose to toss them into the air,to dance paper thin as butterflies,waited to see which flowers they'd grace.Tested their weigh…

The Incomplete Guide to Decision Making

The first thing you have to remember is that you can always say NO. But of course, people do sometimes say YES because they are in need of…

The first thing you 
have to remember is that you can always say NO. But of course, people do
 sometimes say YES because they are in need of