scarf

e pluribus unium by Halifax there are wars but not peaces we oversleep not sleep in conflict is broken into shared pieces reciprocated in kind until a full spread has been laid out peace is portrayed in a field waving like a picnic blanket shaken free of crumbs our keepsake flag obscured by smoke the […]

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Shoetrees

dogs are barking By Halifax Promises after aglets on our laces go missing their ties intertwine gnarled bramble till they twist to pair gathered nests laying cockleburs inside matted felt Choices knotted ends prevent further fraying lest additional losses become regular snips to free thorn seed hitching rides out roughneck fields wandered past Commitments pony […]

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house broke

House Broke By: Halifax disposable income less than 1% or the dehumanizing effects of wealth the rich are our pets we walk them around with baggies handy we spoil them rotten make them the best kibble and sports cars they make eyes at us nothing’s too good for our wealthy pets we forgive their antics […]

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Act of God

Act of God By: Halifax revival you’re not a religion you’re a tent church blown over during services as if some god had blustered back in a spinning side wind to upstage a red-faced evangelical backslider shill living off his faith in mankind’s gullibility good gracious God-almighty Oh there’s potato salad upside down on the […]

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“says she’s against contradictions”

“says she’s against contradictions” By: Halifax (Counterclockwise to the Left) Barbara Cowan believes in aliens knows the different kinds by name lumps illegals into one group She preaches free market is natural law loves everything it might produce except Unions and regulation Swears hand to heart hypnosis is real recognizes subliminal messages everywhere shrugs baffled […]

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afterlife

afterlife by Halifax ancestor worship swollen riverbanks churn humanity out rising in the pews sentiment collapses as ghosts dissolve wafers over tongues those escaped selves dimple crooked paths seeking cloud cover Lost in an old idea I see more in them than scattered ash It’s me coalescing historical elements conspired in being pieces set afloat […]

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the catch

the catch by halifax apartment living with an obscene gesture thrown out a slammed door shirtless girlfriend ran down the flight to escape a squabble more fascinating to her mind than the one that had her cold seething directionless a breezeway away with neighbors looking burled blush knuckles she grasps his collar miming frantically in […]

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brood

brood by Halifax teen heartthrobs cicadas seem serious this year wailing upon an earshot audience a song so simple it’s understood incessant gyrating decibels raise a chorus of circular statements that cut no corners in delivery these musical geniuses have it down each summer the band arrives late jams out encores of a one chord […]

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e

e by Halifax 2.7182818284590452353 least transcendental possible clenched. the left forefinger goes behind the thumb forming a zero unreachable it pinches the index in line with an empty bookcase four tall shelves it has the third one built special to house a priceless wedding album it is a hollow threat overtightened against efforts to steal […]

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