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the conversation with my friend went like this:

"It wasn't a cull buck, it was a trophy buck.  I mean it was big.

But I shot it a little too high, so it didn't drop, and it took off running.

And I followed the blood trail until I got to a creek, and I lost the trail there."

He takes a sip of his beer and pulls out his cell phone, "but I've got
it on video if you want to see it."

He didn't even give me a chance to say no.

And after I watched the video I asked him, "have you ever heard of the website hellopoetry?"

And he looked at me like I was crazy.

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Most of the time it's better for me not to say anything, but to just listen.
sometimes i'm in the
self-less-forest

& sometimes i''m in
the forest-of-self
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LOVE BAFFLES LANGUAGE
& the silence makes
it thr*ough

(but it was there all
along

waiting patiently
for you)

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when she found out that
i liked to jog naked (she
put her foot down

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14 / 2 + 1 - 8        =               0            
      form              is         emptiness,

         0                  =        14 / 2 + 1 - 8
emptiness           is             form


14 / 2 +1 - 8          =        14 / 2 + 1 - 8
      form               is             form,

         0                   =                 0
emptiness            is         emptiness

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Just imagine all the i love you's that are formed.  Just imagine all the i love you's that are not formed.  My heart opens.  This is our existence.
once my friend, johnny,
and i were bored

& we told our wives
we were going out
for a walk

but we really went
streaking

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polly was in my
wedding

& polly's mom was
in my wife's parent's wedding

but my wife was not
in polly's wedding

because nobody will marry
polly

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