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our fleeing virgins roil to be undone
in stranger alleys.  the pressing stranger
beats his strangeness in.  a surgeon, he,
the faceless gardener, the
certain, flat answer.  the question.
her blush is cooled by morning;
she knows, of course,
or will; the stranger has gone
or will
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the couple at denny's
they spray 'babes' like they
are either lids or lessons:
"babe, he's out of town till friday,"
"babe, i know, but leave a message."
a blonde girl my age with a rounded jaw
and a lifeless way pushes fries around
her plate.  the boy's mouth hangs open,
gaze and fingers fixed on his phone
and shoulders folded around it, neck
craned, straining.  "babe, he won't
get it until he gets in, i'll just
call him then."  she rolls her eyes
and he puts his hand on the back
of her hand; "that asshole
won't check his voicemail anyway, babe."
her wrist twists under his, a smothered
pivot to meet palms, and i Feel, again, generally,
i love them for each other
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Stuff and Nonsense


Avoiding sinkholes, mostly.


Only Forward - Michael Marshall Smith
I love a book in which you cannot guess the next twist. And love better the book wherein you shouldn't, but do, and then the narrator calls you a 'smartarse' for having done so. Best narrator ever. Genre-defying, exciting, freaky, esoteric, brutal, horrifying, true, fantastical - loved this to bits.

Ring - Koji Suzuki
Compared (unjustly) to Murakami, the book makes the film look better (the Japanese version, I mean; the USA film isn't nearly as good). Still, a decently creepy read if you can get past the appalling translation (or wooden writing, I'm not really sure which it is.)

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Chick lit for morbid people. Beautiful, strange, uplifting. I also find myself suddenly obsessed with sinkholes.

The Riders - Tim Winton
This book gutted me. Gorgeous. Sad. Funny. Read it.

The Invisibles - Grant Morrison
Makes Gaiman look like kindergarten.

Focault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
Dan Brown, for people who don't breathe through their mouths.

Some Poetry-Related Journals:

:bulletred: Derek Walcott :bulletred: Walt McDonald

:bulletred: Lord George Gordon Byron :bulletred: William Blake

:bulletred: Christopher Smart :bulletred: Maya Angelou

:bulletred: Richard Wilbur :bulletred: Robert Frost


.. after a couple of years off. Which, to be honest, have done me (and my poetry) a world of good.

For the moment, activity is confined to the PFFA:…

But hopefully I'll have some things to post to my gallery here, soon.

I'm glad my poetry's back. Feels like coming home.

Tonight I'll shave the mountain

I'll cut the hearts from pharaohs
I pull the road off of the rise
Tear the memories from my eyes

I drink a thousand shipwrecks
Tonight I'll steal your paychecks
I paint the sheets across my bed
The birds will all fly from my head

Take every dream that's breathing
Find every boot that's leaving
Shoot all the lights in the cafe
And in the morning I'll be gone


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RedeemerofDark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Hello there~^^
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional Writer
Write, damn you! 
ARealBastard Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
As I listen to Iron Maiden and think of you.
ARealBastard Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
You're still missed.
ARealBastard Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
You're missed.  
LeahPlainAndTallish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your gallery!
SRSmith Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016   Writer
Happy one more revolution around the sun day Sal! I hope you're keeping well!
RhiannonWoolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wave  Hello there wonderful stranger!  
cute blush I know its been a long time but I wanted to thank you for adding me to your watch!  :yayay: - NaNoEmo 24/30 + Plz 
I really appreciate your support in my journey to become a professional artist  :lovesquee: 

 Thank you again and have a most marvelous day!  Aww 
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verreaux Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves
TheyDontLikeItUpEm Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your poetry is wonderful. Thank you.
SRSmith Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Writer
Happy one more revolution around the sun day Sal! I hope it's been a good one!
AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday :cake:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   Writer

It seems like years ago and only yesterday when you took a chance on a new writer and gave him the dangerous belief that he could be good at what he was trying to do, and enough advice and kicking of the ass to make him actually work at being better. I'm not sure I ever adequately thanked you enough, and it's unlikely that I can, but thank you. Your time and words of encouragement meant and mean the world to me.

I hope this finds you well, and wish you all the very best.

SurfTiki Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!
miowmiowmiow123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Wow, thank you so much for responding, I really do appreciate it! It's pelle's 45th birthday today hehe. I noticed someone else asked a question related to him right after I did haha do you get these kinds of questions a lot? Does it bother you sometimes?

Again, thank you very much and have a lovely day:)
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Writer
It is good to know that you still exist out there. 
DarkLutra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found your page, when I looked photos with Pelle. You write, he does wrote the long letters with the drawings. I read in the Internet, he drew a lot and oft. But there are not a lot of his drawings in the Internet. Do you know, what he liked to draw? And his favorites books?
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