Poetry Blog by Edward Jordan Barger

Locket at Lafferty’s (Maps by the YYY’s)

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How we got around to each others homes back then, I have no idea. Americans live so far apart from one another, much farther than it takes to call each other neighbors or even to be in the same town. Remembering being sixteen, most of my memories simply start at someone’s house, as if the memory is begotten. Or better yet, just a sliver of silver in the jelly of my life. I can’t remember the name ...

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Locket at Lafferty’s (Maps by the YYY’s)

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How we got around to each others homes back then, I have no idea. Americans live so far apart from one another, much farther than it takes to call each other neighbors or even to be in the same town. For my year of being sixteen, most of my memories simply start at someone’s house, as if the memory is begotten. Or better yet, just a sliver of silver in the jelly of my life. I can’t remember the na...

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Un écrin grisâtre

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The waves of sleep toss me around, the bed’s warm embrace keeps me still and my worries keep me seasick. But there are so many worse feelings when the seaman finally arrives upon the land. How they will miss the sea, how they will have phantom swayings. I’d rather stay in this abusive marriage with the sea.

 

It is 5pm.

 

I can’t be honest to myself if were to say I want to get out of ...

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En skrekk - halloween story

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I am on call today, I hate being on call. I can’t settle into anything, I like to be up early for a little breakfast by the window with a book I read for 1 minute and my phone that I spend 59 minutes on. I took this maintenance job five months ago because the perks included this apartment. I figured it would be a good gig, fixing things and living nearby. It’s been total chaos ever since, I live w...

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