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I have 75 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 89973 times and 42 of my stories have been cherry picked.
16 of my 197 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 16 votes

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Swep Lovitt

2nd book SOMETIMES THE WORLD IS TOO BEAUTIFUL, 2011, Texas Review Press. Amazon, barnesandnoble, Book Depository.

My stories

A Ceiling Bas-Relief

A CEILING BAS-RELIEF the Fontaine House 1. 1850. To typhus, the only boy of a tinsmith, lost. Off to the side of the mourning, swinging its neck, the...


Lisa called from a mineral shop In Nashville--a trilobite. I gave a long-held, treasured one, To R., later replaced it in Taos, Which became a gift...

I Called Z Passably Pretty

And she was unhappy about it. I am either pretty, or beautiful, your choice. But you've always called me the latter, And so with you, in the sanctity...


When I picture you, I see a little Girl, black-haired, chewing her lip. Serious, working to create A password to open up the world-- To recognize you...


I asked the boys, A rough circle of twelve Fifteen-year-olds, Triangles of sweat Soaking the backs of their shirts, Two hours just done In the July...


16 of my comments have received 16 Great Feedback votes

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the best piece i've read

Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

the best piece i've read since my partial return to abc. nothing extraneous. always low-key, and just right. you create his reality, which, after all, is what many of us less obtrusively do for ourselves. high regard for this piece, Celticman.

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Parson, okay, some

Posted on Sat, 19 May 2018

Parson, okay, some tightening, to a good effect i think.

The current caught us, pulled us to mid-stream.  (cut and)

"we kept our eyes closed, thought of innocent things." (cut and)

"you asked why i couldn't just lie with you...

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Posted in In the bottom of a boat

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big topic. some very nice

Posted on Thu, 03 May 2018

big topic. some very nice images:  Easter Island's heads of stone; a feather on an eagle's wing.

not sure the vey general, gently philisophizing tone of the poem works. anytime one wants to say something "big" one probably should start...

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Posted in What is this life

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did you mean "skin on skin"

Posted on Tue, 10 Feb 2015

did you mean "skin on skin"

perhaps cut the last line, your title pretty much has it covered.

"going out somewhere just to come home" is excellent

throughout a fine ear, fine musicality.

perhaps cut "in bed", waking...

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Posted in These I Have Loved

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probably would profit you to

Posted on Mon, 09 Feb 2015

probably would profit you to cut the first 2 lines.

and perhaps cut "hands that once had baked"

i couldn't keep up with the typing for your prolificness.



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Posted in Room Six - Tooting Bec Asylum...1982