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The Neighbors Are DrinkingUp their lawn chairs and cheap beer,
Chardonnay in a cheap tea cup set,
The Neighbors keep notepads, budgeting information,
three year old, unfulfilled christmas lists.
The Neighbors keep mental notes of certain circumstances,
of college dropouts, minimum wage,
a broken fan blade in August.
The Neighbors see their teenager as a pink plus sign.
The Neighbors hop into polaroids in their spare time,
open closed boxes in the attic.
The Neighbor's dog has fleas.
The Neighbor's husband has ticks,
chicks back at the office if you know what I mean.
The Neighbors have a a gambling addiction, love Pall Malls, smoking, smoke shops,
The Neighbors forget to kiss.
The Neighbors are drinking the same brand of beer I bought
We drink it on our front porches and watch each other.
Genghis Whenever we were bad my mother used to take us to the mall to see Genghis Kahn. They kept him in a dusty diorama of a Mongolian steppe, all tall grass and yurts. He sat on a throne of bone (well, plastic shaped like bone), scowling in incomprehension at the American kids who flocked around him like startled lemmings. My mother would usually push us toward him, saying things like “Tell him what you did to your father’s stamp collection.” Genghis would give a grunt, spit a wad of phlegm onto the tall grass, and give us a wizened, wrinkled grimace, as if he had to go to the bathroom.
He terrified me.
My brother couldn’t get enough of him.
When my brother got caught in my mother’s evening dress, my mother grabbed us both and dragged us to Genghis. It was a slow day, and we were the only kids crowding him. “Tell him what you did,” my mother hissed a
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More