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Tad Winslow

Joined May 2009 and calls coldfront home.

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Bickering Battle Axes

Step within my psychoanalysis
Callouses upon my mind make me strain for my lines
Out I ripped it, squeezed the brain: it made some liquid
Drained it in a cup and then I sipped it

—Atmosphere

If Contradictions Can Tell A Truth

Stories

  1. The Only Stranger

    Were you created to control Every earthly soul? Mankind’s mind made you In order to be sold? The truth is greater than the fiction That the traitors have written; They’ve traded your nature For the power of fear and the wealth of paper. I ...

  2. The Proof Is In The Pants

    What if, Perchance, The plaintiff, Sir Pants, Caught the defendants, Sir Pull, Mrs. Miserable, and Maestro Throw All hurling his purple girdle in a photo That’s dated The day he waited Bare brass button naked For the bus? Thus the catalyst For...

  3. promises, promises

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  4. Independent Thought!

    There are chances to enhance And re-create your mental stance Before it’s too late to care if you bleed Or sweat until one bead Trickles upon the grass like dew. You didn’t try did you? Freeze, thaw, and renew Because the laws Are written b...

  5. Deleted Poem (For A Lady I Know)

    My last sentiment Meant merely cents To her high dollar flight And chauffuer caller that night. I feel without when I’m with her She’s in doubt sniffing drugs as her thoughts wither.

  6. Loose Leaf Sheets

    One side’s wide And dull The other side slides Invisible Both are pale And plainly painful Plentiful; Palpable Paper cutting blades; Bleach-blank (title) tidal (waves) page Lost; froze Embossed; flows Why solidify what you think In dry graphics...

  7. Body Language

    Instinct is Ancient and alive; Our hands trace the faces We give our traits to: to survive. You, love, and I; la ménage à trois Shape shifting laws; Housed like clouds in the sky.

  8. untitled

    Wet Harlot; Scarlet hem; Silhouette warm; She’ll let him in her Shell of a human form

  9. River Conscience

    Nose crinkled Smiles give Simple complexity; You live responsive Can’t still The constant movements No matter how little The trickle will rinse Inevitable Invisible Wet with sixth sense Lifeblood Floods the glens For instance Like a river consci...

  10. Want

    A stare is aloft soft like the air. It walks atop the talks of people who care, who have our ear but not our eyes They wander to where we’d rather sit if we could only fit in together over there.

  11. Silent Signature

    You are a living Human being Reading Seeing letters Form words Pronouncing them With no sound Hearing these emblems Blend between The silence of your mind And the computer screen Permanent signatures inside are signed The tattoo’s of language are...

  12. Victoria Falls

    Candy apple coated brake lights And lips Slick with music Sturdy Mouths of sugar Childlike saliva; Syrupy Currents vein Electrical biology Through Mazes Made of Blades of Shoulders and windshield wipers Time worn windows trickle Flowing like froze...

  13. January 25th

    Bent Kneecaps and shins Bookends Double eye lens Silence Pushpins the pillow White Window of snow

  14. The Devil's Embrace

    The glass of water shatters at my feet. The clear and cold rubble spikes my toes and streaks my glossy wet skin with blood. I back pedal feeling sick and dizzy. My legs shiver as weakness increases and my knees buckle under the weight of my body. I hit...

  15. Accountability (Mature)

  16. Editing Process Progress (new words added)

    The projector sits defunct
 Its archaic Haunches fit where the floor is slumped 
A sunken visage punked, 
Clamped together By ties that tether This mosaic 
Of a verklempt attempt to be perfect, Unsure if it’s meant— stumped
 On the s...

  17. Repost (for editing process continuity)

    The projector sits defunct
 Its archaic Haunches fit where the floor is slumped 
A sunken visage punked, 
Clamped together by ties that tether this mosaic 
Of a verklempt 
Attempt to be perfect, Unsure if it’s meant— stumped
 On the s...

  18. Unfinished, still editing (Bold words are set in stone)

    The projector sits defunct
 Its archaic Haunches fit where the floor is slumped 
A sunken visage punked, 
Clamped together by ties that tether this mosaic 
Of a verklempt 
Attempt to be perfect, Unsure if it’s meant— stumped
 On the s...

  19. The Deal

    Another layer Peels Smother how it Feels Discover how the Fields Yields A lover’s verse The fighter kneels, Heels, Heals It gets worse, Then rather better Warm and wetter, Real You have to let her know though That’s the Deal

  20. Remnants

    Trees leave Dried pine Needles On floors Of wood In the Shadows Of doors

  21. Home Court

    Folks mingled by the door blocking the entrance to the community center. I stood for a polite moment outside of the clear glass doors hoping someone would notice me—but no one did. “Excuse me” heads turned and feet shuffled. “Thankyou, hi, pard...

  22. Sharp Tooth; Soft Tongue; Indestructible Grace

    Feel your tooth With the tongue Sluicing truth From your lung Pen of when Your heart is spun One too many times by the earth And done away What will you have left to say To those who oppose you up until your last day?

  23. Save Me From Hades (needs a strong drum)

    sun, sun come and stay that is all I’m gonna say… except I kept the mo-hun-ay come and catch me, runaway I’m senor for one more day pull this gun say ‘andale’ dawn has gone so suddenly pay charon to ferry me what̵...

  24. A Farm By The Sea

    We are small Yet We are it all Wet within dry skin Combining when Sweating Like a mountain Of smirking surfaces Lurking in the murk of purposes We breathe and leave no traces of escape Upon the landscape Footprints pockmark under pond’s Landmark...

  25. Nature of Love

    Freedom comes Carried Married To the eve Like a seed Upon the air The sun’ll leave You there Dark in the tunnel Where The amber candle Beams within The one woman You need

  26. Citrus Kiss

    you hate me though you wait up, lately, you wake up “what’s up?” you say “besides that thing jabbing my side” and we’re laughing simultaneously unraveling, heinously scrabbling, dragging along the gravel with scabs o...

  27. Ever Even Then?

    you hate me though you wait up, lately, you wake up “what’s up…?” you say “besides that thing jabbing my side” and we’re laughing simultaneously unraveling, heinously scrabbling, dragging along the gravel with ...

  28. H.T.W. (edited and stripped down to self conscious ripples) (Mature)

  29. Natalie's Flowers (Mature)

  30. Di Di

    They call her Di Di Friends do that is I wasn’t her friend I was her co-worker She was work hot— Good looking by comparison To the rest of the staff She was long and slender Hippy hips Nice face and beauty Beneath the skin I would fantasize...