Kate Gardner

United States

Kate | 17 | bi | romantically fascinated with Minoan bull leapers | I've only ever hated airports and fascists |

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Just a soulful nonsense poem

FREE WRITING

Here I say: dark shadow
Brambles called my mother from July
Humbled the old red jacket in a racket of silent insects
And their needles, all these beetles
Of July

And here I say: red shadow
Meet the racketeer in his damp alley, wear your Sunday face 
Vanish hopelessly soon, but not from fear, that second jeering Nally
In the alley

At last I see: blue shadow
Lost to frosting engines in your liquid stomach
Pummel midnight's bark, the lark ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

9 days ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

O'er the ramparts we watch

PROMPT: Unbiased Anthropology

    our eyeballs glazed with blue
marking our bodies and suffocating blue
lipped.
    (in a fire, crawl to reach the door. The blazes rise, and gases from the floor)

    Lest you are assumed among the dead
quaking in that solemn trap of gauze, or withered by a mother’s fearsome gaze.
    No sir, we will not sing of grace.
    
    We sing assured that she was always dead
    and held aloft to keep us in...

Seeking Peer Reviews

10 days ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

No More Minimalism!

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    There is that mangy spirit
Decrying my bald excess, my printed
Natty jackets, the hand dyed
    Covers of my bed, the painful
Murals, ratcheting up these many years
With every layered layer
    
    No more hospital white expanse
So easy to clean. I am the bowerbird!
    I plaster the walls with origami paper
    My pens are everywhere!

Seeking Peer Reviews

15 days ago

Kate Gardner (United States) liked losing focus by Anne Blackwood (United States)

15 days ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Homecoming

PROMPT: “Heaven of Freedom”

And she who daily labors will have leisure
And she who nightly yearns will look into brimming faces of comfort, and be known
And she who is a neighbor will wave to her neighbor when they pass, and offer to watch the kids in times of sickness
And she who is young will bike in the summer, and know the houses of her friends, and visit unannounced,
    No pressure, if you're free I'm free. If not, I'll see...

15 days ago

Kate Gardner (United States) liked claw / vending machine by aosora (United Arab Emirates)

about 2 months ago

Kate Gardner (United States) liked to estha, the god of small things (part 2) by purplepanache (United Arab Emirates)

about 2 months ago

Kate Gardner (United States) liked To Be A Loose Woman by outoftheblue (India)

about 2 months ago

Kate Gardner (United States) liked Writing Streak Week 3 Day 5 | Life-Death by Bhavya's Treasure (India)

about 2 months ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

Glaucos

PROMPT: People as Nature

 
Heir apparent to my errant yearnings, bucking like a yearling
In the spit-foam drift, 
 
Sweet with contrast’s emphasis, the skin beneath the brine
Upon that brow, yoking to a throat-deep growl
A contra-basso yawning of a cliff’s cave mouth, inviting me to dive
(Capelin spatter the stones with spawn, sex-suicide.)
 
It’s you who daily wears the rock apart, forever seeking even 
As you yield,
 
The smoothness that once puckered yet adapts to leaden pressures, yet arises ...

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2 months ago