At first we were thinking an army of midget Jesuses, to swarm the country and overwhelm godlessness in the dark corners and alleyways where it hides. But, in the end, we decided one giant Super Christ was more cost effective, and more importantly, more in keeping with America's tradition of doing things big.
The invention of language means / you and I separated at birth. / That our bodies have form means / we know. We feel. We fall. We / get up every morning confident / you and I make a mess of things.
Here in the states we have come to think of “pink wine” as sweet, cheap, mass-produced juice often sold in large format. Blush or rosé wine, however, has another style that is quite dry, very versatile, and most deserving of a place in your kitchen.
Consider this: logically, we are aware that bed sheets will not prevent that imagined, nightmarish, phantom blade from slicing off our toes, and yet there are those among us who never let their feet hang off the bed uncovered, at least not consciously.
Lights down at seven in a city of unquarried emotion and chainsaw love; / I have lost my way again on the gnarled grey road to salvation.
Some people might think that a 34-year-old woman critiquing a story her boyfriend wrote when he was 9 is kind of bullying. But I say it’s a form of empowerment.
I’m about to take what, for me, is a very giant step. I’m getting married. I know people do it every day, but I still feel that this is immensely important and a little scary.
Summer on the base meant almost daily trips to the beach armed with packed coolers and sunscreen. And each child, somewhere, had a jar: a marvelous jar where they would stash any treasure they came across, be it a small piece of driftwood or, more often, seaglass.
The arrangement of this moment depends / upon the speed at which I move through the landscape / and the herd of angry farmers in the field / putting down the fevered cattle in the cool / October light of early morning reason.
Suck spoke to the grunts on the front lines who saw the mistakes being made at the top but lacked the power to do anything about it. It was snarky and sarcastic about topics that were too square to be snarky and sarcastic about anywhere else.
From the Publisher
In May 2005, the Kansas Board of Education held hearings to discuss incorporating the theory of intelligent design into its curriculum. Well I believe in a different theory of how this great land was created. I believe in a creator. That creator is Paul Bunyan.
Even though the Downing Street Memo proves once and for all that the Bush administration lied and fabricated evidence leading up to the war in Iraq, it has received virtually no attention from the mainstream American media.
The researchers at Antiwar.com comb hundreds of publications around the globe, digging up stories that a single person would never be able to find for themselves. The breadth of the sources is truly epic; from FoxNews to Al-Jazeera, they find stuff that you will not want to believe due to the pure, righteous indignation it may induce.
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