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Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt
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All Things Writing, LLC
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Workaholic - A Draft
Workaholic My friend said it’s a phase we go through, thinking we need to make money more than time for sex, shopping or female bonding. She’s always talking about sex. Just like I always talk about my job. It’s not that I would want her to make money from ...

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Shower
I love the way you run your fingers  through your hair, lean back  in your chair and drink tea  out of a Mason jar. I find the way you can't sit still endearing, the way you tap your pen, gesture, talk about idiots, cussing nonchalantly. Step it up a notch:...

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Post Election
Brave enough to admit I've gone into hiding, retreated to bathrobe and tissues, like I've got a head cold. You know when you're sick and feel like your looking at life through a translucent veil? Maybe you're not really there. Maybe you're supposed to detac...

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Major Draft of Something Not Sorted Out
For a Friend I would feel bad for you but I can't, not just because you'd hate me for it, but because I still can't reconcile the man in the video with the man in the chat with the man I've never met. Apparently, I'm having a hard time pulling it together. ...

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Poem Written First Thing in the Morning
Ode to Pharmacy I realize I've been counting my days in pill bottles: 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, happy pills, calm pills, water pills, I-don't-even-know- what-these-are-for pills. Those are the driest. I take them with diet soda, first thing in the morning,...

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King of Pain
Dedication apologies to The Police There's a little black spot on the sun today. It's the same old thing since yesterday, and I kneel here now, not too much to say that will interest you, no, not this day. You have stood there before inside the pouring rain...

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anoesis
anoesis \an-oh-EE-sis\, noun: A state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content Because five years ago I posted this "word of the day" on Facebook, I remembered this morning how I'd discovered my appetite: a hankering for an ...

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Once More for the Muse
What Fear Looks Like One would think I'd have learned by now not to get too close, because once I do, the next day you back away towards the other. In one moment, we're near enough to breathe each other's breath. I want to touch your face, finger the rough ...
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