You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.Virginitiphobia -fear of rapePatrick Ryan FrankThey took her out to the field in a new black truckthat smelled like apples and the denimof a young man’s thigh. They turned the engine offbut left the radio on, the headlights lightingthe woods to the west, toward the… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 15
All right, I'll fess up here: I didn't watch the finale too closely. I was dealing with some car issues (as in, mine's not working right and I was attempting to buy a new car / get the old one fixed last night). I spent the bulk of the show on the phone with my… Continue reading TLS Recap: Finale!
W00T! Callie picked Shawn! Hooray!(a semi-recap to follow tomorrow)
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.This is, without a doubt, my favorite Anne Sexton poem.With Mercy for the GreedyAnne SextonFor my friend, Ruth, who urges me to make an appointment for the Sacrament of ConfessionConcerning your letter in which you askme to call a priest and in which you askme… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 14
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.PoemFrank O'HaraLana Turner has collapsed!I was trotting along and suddenlyit started raining and snowingand you said it was hailingbut hailing hits you on the headhard so it was really snowing andraining and I was in such a hurryto meet you but the trafficwas acting exactly… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 13
[Better late than never...]You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.the lost baby poemLucille Cliftonthe time i dropped your almost body downdown to meet the waters under the cityand run one with the sewage into the seawhat did i know about waters rushing backwhat did i know about drowningor being drownedyou would… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 12
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.At the Smithville Methodist ChurchStephen DunnIt was supposed to be Arts & Crafts for a week,but when she came homewith the "Jesus Saves" button, we knew what artwas up, what ancient craft.She liked her little friends. She liked the songsthey sang when they weren'ttwisting and… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 11
This just makes me want to vomit:Victoria Lindsey, a 16-year-old cheerleader in Lakeland, FL, was beaten by 6 female schoolmates inside the home of one girl, while two male schoolmates kept watch outside the home.There are links all over the place about Lindsey, so I'm not going to spend a huge amount of time summarizing.… Continue reading the horrification continues.
Cara at The Curvature has updated her entry about those horrendous rape-advocacy shirts available at CafePress. Though I did a brief search last night through their terms of service, I didn't find any info on the CafePress website indicating that there was any sort of restriction on the content marketed through the site. But this… Continue reading Update: Cafe Press Rape Products
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.Self ImprovementTony HoaglandJust before she flew off like a swanto her wealthy parents’ summer home,Bruce’s college girlfriend asked him toimprove his expertise at oral sex,and offered him some technical advice:use nothing but his tongue tipto flick the light switch in his roomon and off a… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 10