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[ 10 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]
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Awarded Best of the Earl for the March 10, 2012 issue.
Washed upon the shores
Of the fringes of your heart
I can hear the guns
As you wage your war
I say nothing as you cry out-loud
Calling all the demons that you wished you had
Better believe
You’re this close to becoming
What you wish
What you fear
Are they really that different
Amazing, ordinary
Check your pockets
Your purse your wallet
That time you were saving
For true love
Has vanished
Right thru that keyhole
Like a skeleton key
Like opiate smoke
Like skinned palms skinned knees
Bruised your ego
Resent me baby
I’m your blues
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[ 21 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]
Best of The Earl

Awarded Best of the Earl for the Nov. 20, 2011 issue.
Cecelia hums “Moon River” to herself quietly, so as not to disturb the empty cradle, where her beautiful little daughter should be.  Her own mother never actually taught her to sew because she didn’t know herself.  Cecelia would be a better mother, a proper mother—domestic.  She keeps a gentle rhythm to her hushed song, sitting in the rocking chair in the corner of the nursery.
She continues making stitches connecting two squares of mismatched fabric that would never …