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There's something feral about this city -
a tamed requited wildness that distances us.
Places you,
there -
engraves me,
here.
If I walk too fast or slow I'll claim a balance
of calm
and anxiety
peace
and need.
My fingers will brush textures and surfaces ever so secretly,
and I'll wonder what you feel like.



~x~

by pantoufle 5 hours ago
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Darren-elwell-1447023
by darren elwell Oct 25, 2013
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by darren elwell Oct 29, 2013
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by cerebis 22 hours ago
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699

Oh, 


the smells in my city


Asphalt in June


A hooker's perfume


Old memories exhumed


Tacos, used condoms


Diapers and tampons


Aromas so random


A fresh toke of a toke


Stale cigarette smoke


An...

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by saintmaker Oct 24, 2014
0
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Called to the rocks by some back-alley siren,

I went fishing for a muse in a dumpster.

But still I dive for fruits of the street,

Though there are no pearls in this city's detritus;

...

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by Iluminar Nov 07, 2013
2
372

Some used to call it Tinsel Town


Maybe folks still do but not the ones who live here


My city is a vain aging celebrity


Constantly undergoing reconstruction


Gentrification in the form...

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by Murker Oct 24, 2014
5
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She wrenched on the jaws with all her strength.  Rigamortis had set in and the strong muscles of the creatures mouth were clenched shut fighting against her, refusing to yield to...

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by Sarah Scott Oct 23, 2014
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by RegularJOE Oct 24, 2014
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Kouralilly-1689511
by kouralilly Oct 23, 2014
2
615

on overcast days,

the future is just a story 

carefully threaded everything

in place

(out of place out out out)


kept the secret

calamity (needle? just

a story just a story just)

overtaking...

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by musing5225 Oct 23, 2014
2
478
Damadesign-1689231
by damadesign Oct 23, 2014
2
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