Category Archives: The Tricks

Poems

Of Joan

Our greatest works live in the stories we share. We are an evolving work; living novels, art of flesh. We carry volumes of past to present, of joy & grief —a colossal library in our ribcage. Maybe that’s where all … Continue reading

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Eulogy to a Sailboat

Split, severed spine by snow, a pale skin, glaucous beast, splintered with wooden flesh beneath, golden in the new sun. Melting away, the cold blades that broke you; taken without a last kiss from the lake.

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If Bodies Were Weightless

It’s 53 degrees here when it should be so much colder. Over a thousand miles from your front door, I’m crossing Texas Street to get my coffee and I’m missing you. I wish I could rip off these heart-sleeves sometimes, … Continue reading

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Paper Graveyard

Maybe we could patch the miles together with my skipping bones and your curls, woven across the plains. Your letters blanket the desk, a field of broken seals, broken hearts, the miles of distance in a paper graveyard. In the … Continue reading

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Dandy Lion – Revision

The quilts, the quiet; the weekend we only ate sushi then rolled ourselves in the sheets like ghosts, like goblins, gobbling gluttonous— for granted. Leaving curls on his pillows, he called me Dandy Lion. In weekends, in time breezing through … Continue reading

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Jenn

Let’s tell time in stories. Let’s tell stories in dimes, in losses, in rounds of tequila in basement bars. Let’s remember when bikes meant freedom, coasting through an empty campus on summer nights. Every winter, we’ll wish for snow days, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – Revised

I have a lot of nicknames, but I’d like you to call me Pumpkin. I’m red-headed and full of so much bullshit no one wants to deal with. I embarrass myself everyday and most of the time I look like … Continue reading

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