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  • Stanza MDCCCLXXVI I sometimes feel as if I’m invisible, as if no one can see me at all. I never felt that way when I lived at the Lake House.  You want to know why I came back so fast? I got to the end of our lane. I couldn’t remember where the old town road was. […] 0 Comments November 28, 2012
  • Stanza MMMMDLXVII It’s been raining like this for three days now. Let’s just draw straws and get it over with. Come on. We’re going to have to work on our communication. Nobody knows everything. 0 Comments November 12, 2012
  • Stanza MCCLXXX Your heart is free have the courage to follow it. Are you in the habit of riding off in the rain with strangers? The rain is falling straight down. Well, slightly to the side like. Now, you’ve achieved more than anyone ever dreamed. But, fighting these odds, it looks like rage, not courage. We’ll stay […] 0 Comments October 11, 2012
  • Breaking News: The Brooklyn Book Festival Interview In our continued effort to stay relevant, TLM sent our reknowed Ronald Templeton to the Brooklyn Book Festival. It’s been three weeks, and we haven’t heard from him. However, the following interview between Templeton, The Internet Poet and The Epic Poet was pieced together from several napkins. No one involved has any memory of this. […] 0 Comments October 10, 2012
  • Stanza III My conclusion was that this idea was not a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious. We are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, […] 0 Comments September 20, 2012
  • Stanza CCCIX You see that water tower. One day our names will be up there in bold letters. Don’t take this serious, but it’s nothing to joke about. One day, your gift will be gone.  You can call it angels, you can call it whatever you want.  Everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people […] 0 Comments September 12, 2012
  • Stanza MCMXCII I know you will never entirely comprehend this: the course of action I’d suggest is a course of action I can’t suggest.  I miss the peace of fishing like when I was a boy. Forty years I’ve been at sea. A war at sea. A war with no battles, no monuments, only casualties. I widowed […] 0 Comments September 5, 2012
  • From the Desk of Literary Affairs In our constant efforts to provide our readers with timely reporting on all things literary, we recently commissioned the highly inquisitive cub reporter, Ronald Templeton, to venture to Brooklyn and wire back a report on the literary scene. Unfortunately, due to the economy, we could not provide Tempeton with anything other than a typewriter, one piece of […] 0 Comments August 29, 2012
  • Stanza MMMI I’ve got a piece to speak, and blow hot or cold, I’m going to speak it. They tried to ruin me, but they are ruined. They tried to ruin me because they didn’t like what I have done. Do you like what I’ve done? All combat takes place at night, in the rain, The story […] 0 Comments August 28, 2012
  • The Hottest Disney Character List Literarians, Among my many positions and appointments, I teach a class at the University of Alsace Lorraine on the Disney Renaissance. The focus of the class is, of course, the relationship of post-modern fairy tales with the romantic yearning of youth. Our context is the rise of the millennial generation and their sense of entitlement […] 0 Comments August 23, 2012