E A MacGregor
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Joined 10-19-08, id: 635574, Profile Updated: 03-17-09
Author has written 38 stories for Love, Life, Nature, Biography, Romance, School, Politics, and Family.

Distillations of what has happened to me--and what hasn't-- in life and in words over the past few years; plucked sparingly from a tree of mellow fruitfulness for sake of the hypothetical you.

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Lines Written in Very Early Spring
Many years ago I looked out my window (there was nothing there) I looked out my window And I thought, "this is a day I will remember," and I do.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Published: 3/8 - Complete
I Am The Rabbit reviews
Rabbits and foxes start out the same, you know.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/26/2013 - Complete
Cover
She appreciates the snow as metaphor, as a blankness- pages of a diary whose days have not been lived yet, or panes in a window that has never been looked through. Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Complete
Elizabeth Taylor Died
I tried my clumsy hand at playing Cleopatra- a part Miss Taylor made sexy, if not famous. The stage was then, as it is to me now, more comfortable than my own skin, and sexiness somehow excusable . Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Complete
Honey
In those days I learned of patience- watching as we bloomed small and slow, secretly wanting more. Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 237 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Complete
To My Beleaguered Friends
Much Put-Upon by my Tales of Woeful Romance. "I was a vacation-- but, from where I stood, the sands and tides where what Was, and what I knew." Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Complete
Savage Story reviews
I wanted to be wild. When I was younger, I would imagine myself into stories-- not into the glass-footed glamor of any princess' life; rather, I wanted wilderness, a forest under rain, night and strange noises from between the trees. Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Complete
Subjective Destinies
One long night ride, feeling bohemian in your front seat, I asked: beauty, truth, or love? Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Complete
Impossible reviews
I write a stupid poem, and I am not impressed. Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Complete
Cold Hands
The shavings on the table-- remnants of some whole destroyed-- mirrored the drill, the cigarette, all of them sending up spiral smoke. Circling, signaling, the same urgent and untraceable danger. Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 403 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Complete
Sky by Night
Memory, hot and distant as those tiny suns, smolders in my chest: standing at your door, anticipating the coming of Spring and the rekindled constellations. Every one was in the shape of you and I. Lovers, finally, intertwined. Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 8/8/2010 - Complete
Single Bird
I will cover my mouth with both hands before I wax poetic on the single bird that sings in the early morning. Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Published: 8/8/2010 - Complete
Ode to Bitter Art
Live loudly, carelessly. Spill wine and never cease to complain. Mope for moments past; ignore, if briefly, those to come. Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Published: 8/8/2010 - Complete
Drive
Headlights pierce the dark interior. Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Published: 7/25/2010 - Complete
What We Are
So I stay up nights, thinking, rarely sober; lonely; holding my breath and staying still as the surface of silver ponds, to reflect on what we are. Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Published: 7/5/2010
I Want
I never know where to begin; when to wring truth from silence or form from darkness. Where do secrets start? Poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
Dusk in the Cemetery
The sun and clouds conspire to set through trees, the beams as marked as memories. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
Expat Postcard reviews
I belong! I am so beautiful here, belonging, and even the ash from my cigarette falls in patterns fate ordained. Poetry.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 245 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete
Dissolution, or, Egyptian Myth
Well, Anthony, look what your words wrought. You bet a beautiful woman she could not spend your worth, entire, on a single evening. What a fool, Anthony, not to know her venom would run you dry. Poem.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Complete
Aestheticism
I know what you are trying to say, though your tongue stumbles over words like stones, like a storybook character in a tale you've never read. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Published: 1/12/2010 - Complete
Solution
The morning stretches out, vast and yellow across the tops of stones worn smooth by time. Poem.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Complete
A Holiday, for Her Health
As if they were the closest thing to real life as you could bear to find-- the nearest thing to grace that she could bear to stand. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 339 - Published: 2/27/2009 - Complete
Construct
Towers, stone and steel, glass and glaring reflections, reveal to each other only themselves. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Published: 2/6/2009 - Complete
Inside reviews
She's still intact, that showgirl, charcoal eyes and sequins glinting. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/26/2009 - Complete
The World at Morning
From here, the ebb and tide is not visible; only the sweet shallow way the waves move, rolling like sleeping sweethearts onto their side and over again, only to curl back where they were. Poem.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 347 - Published: 11/12/2008 - Complete
Nov 3 2008 reviews
I, America, am telling you, America, that I can't stand for this... And I know, America, that this is going to be a real dark time if we don't get this right. But hell, it's been night for years already. Poem.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 270 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/3/2008 - Complete
Cycles, as with Death
Later, I am to find that theirs is a culture of dancing-- less sorrow than our black-clad, wet-eyed grief. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Published: 11/2/2008 - Complete
Of Walls
In the night, even, I can never know you-- just as your earnest eyes, for all their gaze, will never see wholly into me. Secretly, I am glad. Poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
When the Road Reminds Me of Desperate Lovers reviews
Converge, and then disappear; trying to escape. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Lessen reviews
I am soft where I must callus; In time, the skin will thicken. Until then, I am veined with inferiority, my standing a stigma burned onto my skin. Poem.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
As The Night Must Follow Day reviews
From the corner of his eye he could see her pale face gradually wilting into repose, a white flower in the twilight, dark petals blooming in the creases beneath her weary eyes. Fiction.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,761 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Phoenicis 4
I was waking up, finally, from a long dog-dream of black and white. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Rivers
The world was just a plank's length away; we still talked, and laughed, and if she were to cry at night I could hear her from my window. Fiction.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 598 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Flying
We are flowing like breath, like silk on polished stone, through the diamond-studded velvet-dark of the sky. Poem.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Shantytown Sanctuary
A backwards cycle: my hands by my refuse warmed. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 325 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Incorporeality
Quiet: the streets, the night, the dark. This heart: beats, rests, rages. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Cotton
We were young and foolish and free; everyone's barefoot, cotton-clad like us. We'll sit and shell peas, and each will be a tiny, spinning, loving, ending life. Poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Human Nature reviews
It could be that each your flaws are created-- intelligent, purposeful-- smoothed and soothed by the artist's calluses: rejected, considered, accepted. Poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete