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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 1, March 2016

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Peter Newton
Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA


No Turn Around

Life without kids is a dead-end, he said. A cul-de-sac. So began my thinking of life as a kidless cul-de-sac. For a long time I thought he was right. My father being the man with all the answers. A military man like the little green ones I used to play with. I mean fight with.

the first grave
I ever dug
by hand

It took years to reach the source—an old man coming to terms with the fact his son would not be carrying on his good name. I mean bloodline.

ten-hut!
no time to explain
my world view

I mean what's the point. We are all about as consequential as flecks of light from a disco ball. Either that or we are all little gods capable of anything.

from the index finger
of Rio’s giant Christ
the base jumper

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