Better that every fiber crack
and fury make head,
blood drenching vivid
couch, carpet, floor
and the snake-figured almanac
vouching you are
a million green counties from here,

than to sit mute, twitching so
under prickling stars,
with stare, with curse
blackening the time
goodbyes were said, trains let go,
and I, great magnanimous fool, thus wrenched from
my one kingdom.

 Apr 16 Eliot
E. E. Cummings 

i have found what you are like
the rain,

            (Who feathers frightened fields
with the superior dust-of-sleep. wields

easily the pale club of the wind
and swirled justly souls of flower strike

the air in utterable coolness

deeds of green thrilling light
                                  with thinned

newfragile yellows


—in the woods

And the coolness of your smile is
stirringofbirds between my arms;but
i should rather than anything
have(almost when hugeness will shut
                  your kiss

 Apr 16 Eliot
Charles Bukowski 

during my worst times
on the park benches
in the jails
or living with
I always had this certain
I wouldn't call it
it was more of an inner
that settled for
whatever was occuring
and it helped in the
and when relationships
went wrong
with the
it helped
through the
wars and the
the backalley fights
to awaken in a cheap room
in a strange city and
pull up the shade-
this was the craziest kind of

and to walk across the floor
to an old dresser with a
cracked mirror-
see myself, ugly,
grinning at it all.
what matters most is
how well you
walk through the

Eliot York Apr 11

I hear you
duplicate poems. ugh
slow pages. ugh
weird unpredictable behaviour. ughhh
Things aren't back to normal

I'm sorry for that.

I'm working hard to get it back
Pleeease be patient.

You should know:
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the community is safe
If something appears broken, it's temporary

It's just
That I'm one single person
Running a website that serves 1M
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I'm learning. And this isn't my day job. Yet.

Please donate if you can. I'd love to work on HP
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