on considering the lower emotions

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everything that at first
then falls into a loopy pool
of your mother’s middle name
& smell this

reserving
the best and worst
parts, maybe,
because who knows

–Michele McDannold 1/25/15

brautigan


Michele McDannold is the author of Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days, a book of poetry available from PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Red Fez Publications for five years and is currently the editor/publisher at Citizens for Decent Literature. She has an extensive collection of flannel and rubber chicken heads. For more, please visit michelemcdannold.com.

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proceed with care

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hazard is imminent

there are nine dimensions
of reality
happening
in this space
and time

we are
only three

diving in ocean surf, we
are
warning

–Michele McDannold 10/22/14

for him

things are rusty
after too much
running
running to
running away
the difference
becomes negligible
after a while

go ahead
& claim
sanctuary

just watch the fuck out
when it decides
to claim
you.

–Michele McDannold 12/26/14


Michele McDannold is the author of Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days, a book of poetry available from PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Red Fez Publications for five years and is currently the editor/publisher at Citizens for Decent Literature. She has an extensive collection of flannel and rubber chicken heads. For more, please visit michelemcdannold.com.