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Where We Finally Ended Up (Excerpt)

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2019

    Ben threw fits, bad fits, which I secretly loved, because my mother often had no choice but to send me over to the Becker’s. She would restrain Ben on the floor to keep him from hurting the rest of the family as he flailed against the hardwood, and as I watched from the corner of the kitchen next to the back door until she shouted at me over his screams to go. Then I would slip out the back, letting...

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mellifluousnessie (United States of America) published:

Her Ocean

PROMPT: Water Body

She breathes and Her supple skin swells
cresting, crashing across Her collarbone,
her fickle fingers finish flitting (meanwhile the water wells,
feeding on the fear of Her own body, the ocean unknown)

but should callous hands capture Her
drop down a line from a dry deck to go fishing for a feeling
and serendipitously send shivers rippling across Her waters
coaxing the so-called cursed secret from Her offing

even while still too scared to get his own feet wet

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mellifluousnessie (United States of America) published:

the impenetrable youth

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

here we are with our blue-stained tongues and hands
dyed from popsicles which drip down wrists and chins
wooden sticks sweating corn syrup because we talk too much
no time to finish licking up colored sugar
we’re too busy expressing ourselves with words and hands

we are the impenetrable youth
sticky fingers picking bug bites till they bleed
sweet blue sugar words melting in our ears and mouths
loving the taste of living: our quiet rebellion

you can try to...

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