A poem written on the death of the American magazine publisher (September 2017)

Marilyn Monroe was Playboy’s first cover girl, and first model to appear fully nude in the magazine. Hefner published the photos without her permission. Despite having never met her, he bought the cemetery plot next to hers, because, “Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up. […] I feel a double connection to her, because she was the launching key to the beginning of Playboy.” And yet, according to Marilyn, “I never even received a thank-you. I even had to buy a copy of the magazine to see myself in it.”

BAYER WINS U.S. NOD FOR MONSANTO DEAL TO CREATE AGRICULTURE GIANT

Margriet Smulders


You can’t really blame Narcissists, because without Victims, they don’t exist. A terrible affair in 32 vignettes.

cry me a river

oh fuck, what now?




A taster from a new long poem-in-progress

Herman Goering, The Nuremberg Trials

When a kitten is killed in her courtyard, Katya learns intimately why, in Mexico, having many sexual partners is called ‘dogging’.

Leah Saint Germain, PhD

Writer of fiction, holder of unpopular views. Interested in critical perspectives on healing, travel, and transformation.

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