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She Geeked All Over Me

Transmitted on Wednesday, January, 26th, 2011 in The Modern Geek

She Geeked All Over Me

There I was, geeking it up at a poetry reading in Atlanta. My weapon of choice? A suite of superhero poems that smacked the crowd in the face like a twenty-pound halibut. None of them saw it coming—including the guy that had the job of going on after me. After I’d geeked all over the stage and blown the crowd’s mind like so much raw Spice, he stepped hesitantly up to the microphone and managed a few laughs during his 15 minutes of reading time. But when the applause ended and the house lights came up and he and I found ourselves alone in the far corner of the venue—giving one another the obligatory “Good job” pep talks—he couldn’t wipe the Geek off of his face.

I’d just Geek-bombed him and broken his sprit a little. Dive deeper…

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From Death Row, an Interview with a Wolf:

Transmitted on Monday, April, 13th, 2009 in Heroes & Myth , Poetry

From Death Row, an Interview with a Wolf:
(Interviewer’s Notes:  He stares at his hands as he speaks.  His eyes
are sunken.  Said it was insomnia, nights without peace,
that brought him to me.)
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Down Highway 74

Transmitted on Monday, April, 13th, 2009 in Love , Poetry

Down Highway 74

On the way back from Charlotte
there is a dead girl draped across the grass
beside the highway. She swarms
with policemen and one or two paramedics
who, for some reason, still have not
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