I witnessed ignorance

In all its ugliness

I was at court

Nothing major

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I sat sleepy eyed one morning enduring yet another cardboard and treebark
bran flavored bowl of breakfast with milk, 2 percent of course, and I stared at the carton.

First I reviewed the measures of various fat content, and nutritional values listed as a matter of law.  Read the rest of this entry »

Chest Wound-R L Raymond

Posted: March 16, 2011 in Poetry

Chest wound





clutching lung froth

coughed over a gold tooth

along a toothpick

spit-slicked and splintered

Guess it’s true

that revenge don’t care

about no statute of limitations

R L Raymond

How to Stand Proud in Florida

At some point in recent history, the sculpture of fountains in the shape of urinating children, and the acquisition of said fountains, must have been declared unfashionable.  Before that point—or more likely a considerable time after—a dozen or so of these hideous constructs found their way on the front lawn of the only house in the continental United States where they could be overshadowed by even tackier fare. Read the rest of this entry »


To Whom It May Concern:

Hello, how are you? I’m writing this because as of late I’m noticing the world is like a burning building or horrible car crash. Sure, everybody is watching and standing there saying “Jesus, this is fucking horrible!” but nobody is really doing anything about it.  Sure you’re sharing links and news articles. But what’s that really doing? Is sending your friend a picture of a burning building going to save the people inside?

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The Life Force Vampire

In my life I have met thousands of random people. Some of them have been my life- long best friends, some have been random one off encounters or lovers and some have even been sworn enemies. In the midst of my near 33 years on this planet I have encountered a specific, dangerous bread of person only 3, maybe 4 times. These people are the closest I have ever come to experiencing pure evil combined with soulless misery.  I am of course talking about the life force vampire. Read the rest of this entry »

Elegy of the Lamented Testicle by Adam Crittenden

What was left

for me to do

on such an occasion? Read the rest of this entry »

i swear i’ll remember his license plate until the day i die

two tons of speeding steel

swerved across black asphalt

and white lines

and yellow

and I had words

so many words Read the rest of this entry »


These are some pieces of art I received today from good friend Verbs via the Ohio Corrections system. Many of you may know verbs from my stories. Drop him a line. Nothing like hearing from the outside world when you are locked up….Andrew Denicola 581745 po box 8000 501 tompson Rd. Conneaut, Ohio 44030

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The Greatest Goal Ever Scored
I’m not really one for sports. That is to say I love watching them and I count football (or soccer for you Yanks) and Formula One as my main hobbies. However since I’ve never really had the opportunity to drive an F1 car, the only real sporting activities I’ve ever taken part in have been football related.
In the summer of 1998 I was working in a Jewish summer camp for kids with attention deficit disorder in Pennsylvania. I was a mere 20 years old and this was the first time I had really travelled anywhere by myself. As far as first steps go it was quite a biggy, and one that I haven’t really been able to live up to in the years since.
At this summer camp there were around 40 counsellors from all corners of the Earth. Most of them were Brits like myself, but there were also South Africans, Canadians, Australians, Irish, Germans and a small smattering of Israelis. Though we were separated by borders, languages and religion, we all had one thing in common: A love of the beautiful game. Read the rest of this entry »