Oh, dear! Asheville celebrates Valentine’s on Twitter

Yesterday, @ashevillehaikus tweeted:

Please use the hashtag #avlvalentine or put in @ashevillehaikus so I can RT everything to compile this years list. #avl #asheville

Not long after that, hearty, local-flavored yearnings began flowing. And they still are. To follow the stream, go here.

For just a taste of the spirit, here are a few highlights:

i have a tent by the 240 overpass…. & a case of PBR. ….be my ?

if my love for you were a project…. it would be fully funded by midnite. ; )

I’m ready to take our relationship to the next level, let’s introduce our cats to each other.

our love is slow and enduring, like New Belgium building their brewery

i love you more than a tourist loves .

Hey girl, can I develop your South Slope?

my love for you is like James Franco’s poem…. incomprehensible.

i wanna love you like a west pickin’ party…. all nite long & in the kitchen.

You can audit my evidence room anytime…

ashevillehaikus @ashevillehaikus

My 5 other roommates won’t hear us, I promise

Keep wishing. RT : i want to skinny dip in your cesspool of sin.

i’d give up all five of my jobs…. for one nite with you.

I’ll be your French Broad if you’ll be my Green Man.

You make my heart beat faster than a drum circle on a Friday night.

i’ve got a spool of hemp rope & a can of soy-based whipped cream…. let’s party.

Girl, let’s keep Avl sketchy, like the RAD after 10 pm

don’t think of our relationship as polyamorous…. it’s more like “free range.”

I’ll get arrested for graffiti in the RAD for you

Our friendship failed, like many business attempts at S&W

Kombucha knit lover seeks pot farmer for cozy nights, meet me at my farm in Candler

my love for you is always expanding…. like locations. : )

i’m so hot for you…. i should wear a Krispy Kreme sign.

I need you like small businesses need the tourist season

MT : if i were on the city planning committee…. i’d put your Vance Monument in my Beaucatcher Tunnel.

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About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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