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“True story
This morning I jumped on my horse
And went for a ride,
And some wild outlaws chased me
And shot me in the side.
So I crawled into a wildcats cave
To find a place to hide
But some pirates found me sleeping there
And soon they had me tied
To a pole and built a fire
Under me---I almost cried
Till a mermaid came and cut me loose
And begged to be my bride
So I said id come back Wednesday
But I must admit I lied.
Then I ran into a jungle swamp
But I forgot my guide
And I stepped into some quicksand
And no matter how hard I tried
I couldn’t get out, until I met
A watersnake named Clyde
Who pulled me to some cannibals
Who planned to have me fried
But an eagle came and swooped me up
And through the air we flied
But he dropped me in a boiling lake
A thousand miles wide
And you’ll never guess what I did then---
I DIED”
Shel Silverstein
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“I’ve been rereading your story. I think it’s about me in a way that might not be flattering, but that’s okay. We dream and dream of being seen as we really are and then finally someone looks at us and sees us truly and we fail to measure up. Anyway: story received, story included. You looked at me long enough to see something mysterioso under all the gruff and bluster. Thanks. Sometimes you get so close to someone you end up on the other side of them.”
Richard Siken
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
“There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other's names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name.”
Jeanette Winterson
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Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson
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I Thought I Was New Here by Gregory Lawless
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Neuromancer by William Gibson
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
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Jeanette Winterson
“There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other's names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Richard Siken
“          The blond boy in the red trunks is holding your head underwater
because he is trying to kill you,
                    and you deserve it, you do, and you know this,
                                        and you are ready to die in this swimming pool
          because you wanted to touch his hands and lips and this means
                                                                                your life is over anyway.
                              You’re in eighth grade. You know these things.
          You know how to ride a dirt bike, and you know how to do
                    long division,
and you know that a boy who likes boys is a dead boy, unless
                                                  he keeps his mouth shut, which is what you
                                                                                                              didn't do,
          because you are weak and hollow and it doesn't matter anymore.”
Richard Siken, Crush

Richard Siken
“I’ve been rereading your story. I think it’s about me in a way that might not be flattering, but that’s okay. We dream and dream of being seen as we really are and then finally someone looks at us and sees us truly and we fail to measure up. Anyway: story received, story included. You looked at me long enough to see something mysterioso under all the gruff and bluster. Thanks. Sometimes you get so close to someone you end up on the other side of them.”
Richard Siken

Richard Siken
“I'm battling monsters, I'm pulling you out of the burning buildings/ and you say I'll give you anything but you never come through.”
Richard Siken, Crush

Richard Siken
“Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us.
These, our bodies, possessed by light.
Tell me we'll never get used to it.”
Richard Siken, Crush

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