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Laughing@ You Laughing@ You Female, 52, United States (10/25/2013 3:32:00 PM)

THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY, Edited by Alan Kaufman

With all due respect to the " scholar" ....I believe all of us will find ourselves and our respective style(s) in this (IMO) fabulous book.

Toodles.

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  • Rookie - 576 Points Dan Reynolds (10/25/2013 5:03:00 PM) Post reply

    I find this hard to believe.

  • Rookie - 239 Points Laughing@ You (10/25/2013 3:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Lineage

    by Jeffrey McDaniel

    When I was little, I thought the word loin
    and the word lion were the same thing.

    I thought celibate was a kind of fish.

    My parents wanted me to be well-rounded
    so they threw dinner plates at each other
    until I curled up into a little ball.

    I've had the wind knocked out of me
    but never the hurricane.

    I've seen two hundread and sixty-three rats
    in the past year, but never more than one at a time.
    It could be the same rat, with a very high profile.

    I know what it's like to wear my liver on my sleeve.

    I go into department stores, looking suspicious,
    approach the security guard and say
    what, what, I didn't take anything.
    Go ahead. Frisk me, big boy!

    I go to the funeral of absolute strangers
    and tell the grieving family: the sould of the deceased
    is trapped inside my rib cage
    and trying to reach you.

    Once I thought I found love, but then I realized
    I was just out of cigarettes.

    Some people are boring because their parents
    had boring sex the night they were conceived.

    In the year thirteen hundred and thirteen,
    a little boy died, who had the exact same scars as me.

    *Gotta run...so, if there are typos, my humble apologies to the poet.

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    • Lamont Palmer (10/27/2013 10:44:00 AM) Post reply

      This strikes me as a collection of strange one-liners by Steven Wright. More weird than evocative. Stuff for the mind (perhaps) , but nothing for the ear. -LP

    • Dan Reynolds (10/25/2013 5:04:00 PM) Post reply

      I find this hard to believe.

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