Author Archives: nathanbiberdorf

Refraction Attraction

You beckon with the shimmer of your hips
To cool me with your blistering embraces Continue reading

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Rethinking Forgiveness

When I was a kid, this is how apologies worked:

Kid does something mean.
Other kid cries.
Mom comes in. (uh oh)
Words are had.
Kid 1 says “I’m sorry.”
Kid 2 says “I forgive you.”
The problem is OVER. You are not allowed to keep doing the mean thing or fighting over it.

This is a simplistic version of apologies, because, you know, kids are stupid. Continue reading

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Nowhere to Be in a Hurry

People walk by and see me waitingAnd they act like I look mighty strangePoint and laugh at me waiting, waitingLike I’m out of my mind or derangedBut I’m just waiting, waiting, waitingWaiting for the stop sign to change.

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Am I a Dog, That You Come at Me With Sticks?

You hear the story of David and Goliath as a child
And it comforts you, in this world of giants twice your size Continue reading

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A Miracle for One

The prayer is selfishAs most areA plea for a small miracle Not a large miracle with flashing lights and a PR blastNo rejoicing multitude, no voice thundering from the heavensJust a little miracle, for only me I offer a poor … Continue reading

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400 (More) Days of Solitude (The Longing, Part 1)

It’s April, 2021. I’ve spent about a year keeping isolated from people in the shadow of the pandemic. So of course I want to play a game about waiting alone in a cave for 400 (real-time) days. Created by Studio … Continue reading

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i don’t get e e cummings either but i pretend

This ………………………………….cry for help ……………………is not a ………..poem I’m just beginning to end …………………………………….lessly be drawn To all the t. …………..h…………….i…………….n…………….g…………….s……………….that are bad for m . . …………………………………………..atting.

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That Haircut In 2011, And You

We lie on the sofa late into the nightGoing over past regretsEach wondering when the otherWill become one of ours

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“But What If You Just Offered Your Human Weakness As A Burnt Sacrifice To Capital?”: 5 Quick Tips To Improve Productivity

Hey there everyone, thank you all for coming. I’d like to specifically thank the organizers of this event for providing seating that is comfortable enough to keep you from walking out and uncomfortable enough to make you think you’re paying … Continue reading

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When You Die, Die Screaming

The conventional assumption about haunted houses is that these are places where the spirits of the dead remain in the place where they died. That these sightings are so few and far between is taken to mean that those dead … Continue reading

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