Author Archives: Ava Hypatia

The End is Near

The End is Near These flies provoke me Crazy pestilence! The end is near, I can feel it Hatching all around me. Buzzing past my face, in my hair, down my hall They signal decay somewhere close I am lost … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Noodles

Vietnamese Noodles Albino tapeworms curl around themselves So many worms in such a big bowl I am hungry and twist them around my fork The amputee owner/waiter assures me they taste best with chili sauce We bob to each other, … Continue reading

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Her Teeth Live On

Her Teeth Live On She is gone but her false teeth live on. So do her stories and words of wisdom. Her butterfly pink lipsticks would lay on her mirror tray along with a matching bold fabric dahlia. They have … Continue reading

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In March Friends Meet

In March Friends Meet We sit quietly in the Friends Meeting room, Friends surround us, shoes scuffing, coughs and sneezes now and again Egg shaped spaces engulf all of us – nicely oval and not too overt We breathe together, … Continue reading

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Strings are where its’s At.

Strings are where its’s At. There is a sound that comes as close as it can To the human voice, bow pulled firm over steel A slide and a wail, pizzicato, jam it! on bluegrass, oh classy orchestra, It’s the … Continue reading

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My New Raincoat

My New Raincoat My new raincoat has the look of espionage stories from a book Where beautiful dames and dangerous men Meet each other in hangout dens Exchanging money or other vice To collect their data for a price And … Continue reading

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I Brushed Against a Willow

I Brushed Against a Willow I brushed against a willow, It brushing through my hair, The sound of freight train whistles Moving on the air, The sway from the commotion Pushing me aside I brushed against a willow, To find … Continue reading

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