Predatory Anthropod

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! I. I am opportunistic. I have eight legs, a grasping claw, and a segmented tail. My back curves. I come out at night to hunt. I bury in the undersides of rocks and in sand. I don’t peek my head forth until I see an enemy approaching. […]

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Witch Writing

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! IThe inside out Changing personOther voicesComfortable knowingThis discussion doesn’t end but continuesthroughout writingInterwoven like the knitted “Habiba” sweater woven by Nargis in 1985. Marginalized no moreWriting, an action, a rebellion against those with the power saying to you, “I am free”My words are no longer hidden. They […]

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Still

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! i. July 7, 2013. It will be my birthday, on this day, soon. It was my birthday: 2012, 2011, 2010, and so on. I am in Boulder, Colorado. There was a two- day extreme heat warning in Phoenix, Arizona & it was very, very hot & I […]

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Potbelly

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Like a potbellied sandwich Found in a neighborhood sandwich shop I’m hot and gooey Swiss-cheesy Filled with red and green hot peppers I come with or without mustard On wheat or white Thinly or thickly sliced Can I change the world? The potbellied sandwich can! He is […]

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My Desert

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! My dear waters, I leave you today, for a desert that isn’t chocolate-filled or creamy.  My desert has saguaros and ocotillos,  Howling coyotes at sunset. My desert doesn’t move hypnotically, to the rhythm of waves and wind. My desert is rugged and sharp.  I am coming home.

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Our bodies, Our stories Anthology

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Triplets Tamara MCPOEMWe named them: Fuchsia, Turquoise, and Black Ivory.The moment they were fertilized, before they had even become fetuses,everything about them had been genetically determined.How do you speak about losing three babies? Technically they weren’tbabies, but blobs—fertilized eggs that had turned from two cells, to fourcells, […]

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If…

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here!   PROMPT — If only … If he hadn’t stolen my hard drive and then blackmailed me,we would still be together.If he hadn’t lied about it,minimizing it,we would still be together.If we hadn’t argued at “Prep and Pastry” about Homecoming,I would have been with him in Mississippi […]

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Rigorous: Tamara MC

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! The Club Members may include husbands, children, mothers, grandmothers, friends,and they may also include arms, legs, a torso, a foot.All members can be dismembered.All memories of the dismembermentmust be forgotten.To survive is to disremember.To never forget is not always an optionfor us souls who never forget.Instead we must […]

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Corona Biery

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! I told you I would name a poem After you As we did laps around the Safeway Shopping plaza Passing the Dollar Store Passing KonaBerry Frozen Yogurt, The Irish Pub You made references About the poems I could write About us on this night Walgreens was closed […]

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I wish that, I hope that our President did not say:

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! “An extremely credible source has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud” “Arianna Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man he made a good decision” “You know, it […]

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