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yourself
close your eyes
in the anger of the merciless sunlight
for you have never seen one of beauty
close your heart
in the rage of societies rape
for you have never found an honest person
close your mind
in the wake of widespread prejudice
for you have never been where you have not been judged
open your soul
in the fear that things are irreversible
for you must make a change by starting within yourself
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Phobia
There is a story about a woman who's afraid of flying. She's on a long, traversing flight, sitting next to a stranger. Throttle up, and she bottoms out. Pull the window shade closed and tune out. It's not enough.
She turns to her neighbor. "Excuse me, sir," she utters, almost whispers, timidly. "I was wondering, I'm really sorry, but would you mind--I get really nervous in airplanes and I was wondering if it would be ok if I held your hand for just a while, just until we're on the ground, just until I know I'm ok."
He's a little taken aback. Puts down his magazine. Offers his left hand and she takes it. They ring each other's fingers. Warm hands, clammy and apprehensive. She trembles slightly, holds on tightly. It's not enough. It doesn't quite... allay.
I was wondering, if it would be ok, if you wouldn't mind... And then she is resting her head on his shoulder. If you wouldn't mind, would you please, if you're comfortable... And then he is telling her about
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Literature
Saving the Stars
"Umbrellas up!" My mother said.
"The stars are coming down!
They're slipping from the heaven's sky
and landing on the ground."
"Watch your head, now, Rosie,"
My mother warned, alert.
"If one should tumble on your head,
I'd think that it will hurt."
"But mother," whined I to my mom,
"The stars should stay up there.
The angels will be stopping this
as soon as they're aware."
"Oh, Rosie," Mother sighed aloud.
"The angels want this done.
They stand behind each beam of light
and push them, one by one."
"What for?" I asked then, soft and sweet.
"I'm feeling so confused.
Do the angels want their friends on earth
to be black and blue and bruised?"
"Not you, Rosie," Mother said.
"You've done nothing wrong.
But evil deeds occur on earth
and most folks just go along.
"For everytime a child's hit,
or killed in bed at night;
Everytime you wrong someone
a star will lose its light."
I gathered up my broom and cried,
"Then I'll sweep them in with you.
We'll hang the stars and patch them up
with rubber
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Circumstance
I want to breathe,
while I'm underwater.
And I want to see you
waking next to me.
Have your beautiful eyes,
warm my slumbering heart.
But I drown when
I stop long enough to dream.
And I'm blind as
your image haunts me.
When your beautiful eyes
wander in my insecurity.
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Literature
The Other Side of the Sun
    A Perfect Sun
"Dune or The Clockwork Orange?" He asked me.
"Dune for sure. Clockwork Orange is SO overrated." I answered.
"What? Clockwork Orange is art! It's a masterpiece," He cried.
"It's so dumb and unrealistic. And Dune is science fiction's supreme masterpiece. It says so right on the cover," I informed him with a straight face.
"Loser," he said back, giving my stomach a hard poke. "Answer me this: Jenny Jones or Oprah?"
"Duh, Jenny Jones," I gave back without a thought. "It's so much funnier. Oprah is so depressing."
"Is not. I'd pick Oprah. She does such nice stuff for everybody."
"Softie," I teased him.
"You know it," he answered with a grin.
"Okay, okay," I said through my giggles. "Maury Povich or Jerry Springer?"
"Oh my god," he replied, shaking his head. "Definitely Jerry. Have you seen the babes on that show? Taking of their shirts and shit? Maury's a bunch of fat bitches complaining about how they weigh 400 pounds and don't know who their baby's dad is." He paused, th
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Todd Keisling
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TODD KEISLING is the author of A Life Transparent, The Liminal Man, and the critically-acclaimed novella, The Final Reconciliation. His most recent releases are The Smile Factory and the horror collection, Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors, available now from Crystal Lake Publishing. He lives somewhere in the wilds of Pennsylvania with his family where he is at work on his next novel.
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We share the same day lol
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