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The Gymnast

by fyarlgiles

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In the evening,

when her elbows grind into the gravel

beneath whirling toes

and plump, freckled cheeks,

she is alive

in the world with the rest of them.

She is the bringer of motion

of percussion—

of lightness and music–

she

is

everything.

But when the faint moonbeams recede,

she is a hardened lump of throbbing thighs

and raw skin–

stiffened scabs

and sleepy hands wrapped up in sheets

longing for the comfort of

adoring

eyes to tell her that

She Exists.

“The Gymnast” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Hugo Barros

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The Day After Samantha

by fyarlgiles

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the sting of her

flickers

in my sleepy

heart

for days.

— eyelashes

batting slowly

— golden collarbones

rising

and resting—–

 like

bright,

 blinking

blurs of

what Life

————--should be

– ” The Day After Samantha” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: Native Elephant by Cassidy Rae Limbach

Before We Grew

by fyarlgiles

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Before we became

 pink

and mean,

We ran through freshly sprinkled yards

on summer nights–

and teased the misty breeze –

as

 our sunburned noses caught  the familiar scent

of wet concrete.

But in the holes ahead

 were burnished, brassy pupils

warning of degradation

and pain.

Warning of the end

and the beginning

of us.

“Before 13” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Daria Hlazatova

Art Heap: Sunday Funnies

by fyarlgiles

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Simply Irresistible by Kelly Puissegur  

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Catture Part II  by Eugenia Loli

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Catalogo de Animales  by Catriel Martinez

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Time Takes a Cigarette by Sammy Slabbinck

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Wish You Were Here by David Delruelle

Not While you Watch

by fyarlgiles

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When I walk with my sister,

her brassy nose pokes

at the jumbles of space

between today

and yesterday

where growth begins.

Her steady eyes

lurk

Behind violet skin

and sunburned chins

to stop my spirit from

reaching too high.

She

is the ‘Never’

that slaughtered my ‘Perhaps’.

“Sisters”  by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: “Twisted Sister” by Brooke Weeber

http://society6.com/bweeber/Twisted-Sister-5HZ_Print

Art Heap: Mirror Image

by fyarlgiles

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The Facing by Patty Maher

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Arthropda by Nicholas Lockyer

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And They Will Lean this Way Forever by Suzanne Koett

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Double Take by Kieran Sperring

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Beware of the Obvious by Michael Harford

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Honey Art by Bryan Olsen

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Normalization by Eugenia Loli

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Face of Glass

by fyarlgiles

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Once,

I slipped my hand into the pocket of your winter coat

and found the stolen slivers

of a woman’s scowl.

I put back all

but

an eyebrow

that bends effortlessly into

ocean

and sky–

 it can be pinned on

in naked moments to

erase

all signs of me.

and

 Though it bites

with the dull pain of a rotting tooth,

I cannot bear to  live

 without it

“The Things We Keep” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: “Barbie” by Jordan Clark

http://society6.com/unradical/Barbie-jkU_Print

Empty Amber

by meaghanmerrifield

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lofty golden goals

lay down to rest

to stay

after taken tolls

after time

after soot settled shame

nothing else remains

“Empty Amber” by Meaghan Merrifiend

Artwork by James Kirwan

http://society6.com/artist/JamesKirwan

Lit Mash: It’s Me You’ll Never See

by meaghanmerrifield

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“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.”

-Ray Bradbury

Artwork by Chase Kunz

http://society6.com/artist/chasekunz

Inadequate Me

by meaghanmerrifield

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I am left

to steep

in the vast sea

of my inadequacies

“Inadequate Me” by Meaghan Merrifield

Artwork by Wharton

http://society6.com/artist/Wharton