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I don’t know how many times I’ve circled your block looking for clues: lights on, cars in the parking lot, the dark form crossing the window.   I circle...

When the sun streamed through hair                                                                                                  ~ for Molly And dew sat pensive I thought, and thought Of how I could possibly go. How could I go… The twilight...

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"As a woman, I'm expected to become a teacher or to stay at home to care after children. But that's not me. That's not the life that I wish to live. As the sixth out of ten children, I've decided I want to be my own person. And that's why I've come to this god-forsaken place."

Once there was a girl born quiet on these rolling hills, her throat dry, her lips and tongue gone tangled.   She listened well enough and learned...

There is no hand outstretched, no reassuring words when I fall. My body becomes liquid, like Bruce Lee said, only it’s not quite water....

She’d punched a boy on the bus. Square in the mouth, once, then again. Her father had to come to the elementary school to...

'Nowadays' is the first song I ever wrote. I was 14 years old. I just picked up my guitar again and taught myself a...

Why would they be surprised that I fell in love with a chain saw? Instead of dolls when I was little, instead of pink...

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1. I am watching you get sick. The whites of your eyes are becoming yellow yolks; cheeks hang like grocery bags. You make diets...

In the 1960s, James Royce lived in a suburban enclave tacked onto the side of Memphis, Tennessee. It was called Raleigh and it was...