LANCE GALLUP

Standup

an uneasy circle of combatantswicked blades at the readystand poker faced staringcutthroat into cold eyes bland words, empty and pointlessbut carefully chosenmask heightened sensesthey are birds of prey circlingwatching for weaknesspredatory...

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2 am

2 am soft whirring of the ceiling fan only crickets hold the silence at bay in the darkness outside the faint yellow light leaking from the kitchen window. unmindful, night moves toward morning, August toward September, as if...

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A Vampire’s View

The vampire doesn't often look in mirrors but happened to idly glance in one that morning. He didn't like who he saw. It couldn't have been his reflection… he's giving...

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Messy

Hebrews 10:25 exhorts believers to "forsake not the assembling of yourselves together". I've always heard this verse used for scolding a person who isn't attending church regularly. But is that...

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Back In the Day

back in the day when I was a kid in the summer of sixty three here is a photo of an old black DeSoto in the back seat are my...

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A Cry for Help

I don't know how to start this off gracefully, so I'm just going to plow right into it. A FB friend posted this out of the blue today: "I don't...

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Oiseau Libre

I wrote the following back in the days when I was chained to a desk for a paycheck. My stuff usually isn’t this style, but IIWII. (It Is What It...

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Global Warming

When I was a kid and didn't know better, I bought some cool stickers and pasted them all over my bedroom window, much to my parents' dismay. Green peace signs...

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WWJD

I'm convinced we have it largely wrong. Not everybody, of course - we're too diverse a species for me to make a sweeping generalization like that fit; but I can certainly...

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a study in contrast

yellow autumn leaves waving in the indian summer breeze outside my office window. I can see their reflection against the blue Windows desktop as I squint at the computer monitor. yellow on blue living on virtual organic on...

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