‘for e. d.’ Lois Linkens

Fantastic piece by Lois E. Linkins!
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the city glitters after dark,
busy busy night-owls
shuffle and scuffle
in their white-glass nests.
and we watch,
tired eyes and heavy bags
on a faraway train

we are sexless soulmates
and brotherly brides,
platonic partners pledged
in the ink of mutual need
and searching hearts

sisters in arms,
rosy-cheeks and high-school charms;
my curly-haired comic

heads full of homework,
a makeshift skyline
of yet-to-be
paints itself across the dark,
as young love
rings it’s soon-forgotten bell

confused youth;
a cloud-grey gosling
peeks its ugly head
through the bulrushes
to see the swans;

we are cast-away boats
in stormy seas,
just looking for a place to land.


[ Lois describes herself as a “confused english student,” though one quickly finds a polished, charming poet in her work. She has an elegant style that compliments her keen insight and whimsical sensibilities. It is a pleasure to present her work, and you…

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Run Away

all skate SRP

 

Been Running for days

Can’t find no place

to hide

Try to bury the dead

repeating

The conversation

it’s never the same.

 

I’ll visit you when

you’re gone

i’ll wait

For the phone call

Just let me know.

 

I’ve done my worst

while we were at

our best

but that’s no party

for me.

 

We don’t care who you are

We don’t care where you’ve

been

No common interests

No validation

It’s like we’re not here

and I’ll walk away

and leave you

where you

stand.

I Die in the Water – Jasper Kerkau

The Writings of Jasper Kerkau

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I died again. In the waters as usual. It is always the water. Somehow it all makes sense. It is always the minor things. The minutia that pulls me under. The little, wet idiosyncrasies, stuffed words, distant miscommunication. I die over and over again. Each time, I emerge from the waters, gasping for air. Shedding my wet skin, warming myself by imaginary fires. There is always a new life, new thoughts springing forth from moist soil. But, the disappointment is daunting. The little, sad failures leave me paralyzed in bed, stomaching churning, limbs seized. I stand in the grocery store, gazing at nothing, avoiding mediocre conversations with a neighbor about apple trees. There is a scream boiling up inside me. A smile creeps across my face and I nod, backing away slowly. There is nothing I understand about their world. My days are secret disasters giving birth to revelations, new…

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I am my Father’s Son – Jasper Kerkau

This rips my heart in two every time I read this

The Writings of Jasper Kerkau

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“You are a runner with a stolen voice. And you are a runner. And I am my father’s son.” (Wolf Parade)

The weather is changing. In the morning I can feel it. It is just a matter of time. Eventually a cold wind will blow away all the dank humidity. I think about running, my lost passion. Before the bad back, before the squeeze of domestic responsibility, I would put on my running shoes on a cold Sunday morning and run until I had exhausted my legs, lost my breath. It was exhilarating. My life transformed when I was running; it was the action from which all good things sprang. I could never envision a life without it. Of course, I didn’t visualize the obstacles life would put in my path.

Years ago my mother gave me some dusty mementos of races my father ran in the early-eighties. I never…

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Super Robot Party EP – Mechanical Heart Digital Soul Released in Conjunction with Sudden Denouement

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

a4005035619_16Super Robot Party has released an EP in cooperation with Sudden Denouement. We are branching into new mediums. Rich of SRP, is co-creator of Sudden Denouement, and part of the reason that we are where we are today. We look forward to partnering with other musicians who are part of the collective and eventually producing a compilation.

Take a second and check out their music. It is hard-driving shoegaze, seeped in the brooding lyrics of Rich, with much which, at times,  moves from melodic to punishing. The EP is 3.95 on ITunes.

Mechanical Heart Digital Soul – EP – Super Robot Party

https://superrobotparty.bandcamp.com/album/mechanical-heart-digital-soul

Jasper Kerkau

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