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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 2, June 2016

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Charles Hansmann
Sea Cliff, New York, USA


Aquamarine

The color of flounce coming just above the knee, the tan knee and pleated teal dress she wore on the day we were married. I matched the spirit of her hem with an untrimmed beard and untucked shirt with a cutaway collar.

disappearing, the butterfly
adds a petal

The high ceiling in the waiting room and slow moving fan made me wish we could elope to Havana. Her dress was the blue-green color of shoals, a sandbar seen before landing. The water would not be as deep out there as the undertow trench close in.

fright turned giddy, the dorsal
fin of the porpoise

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