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

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Kalyana Hapsari
Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Snails

The animals interest me, their sluggish walk, mucous trails, mysterious antennas. I pluck one from a tree, observe its body wrinkling back into its shell. My sister teaches me something. "Take a pinch of salt and put it there," she says. I watch the flesh of the mollusk turn into clear bubbling slime.

last breath—
a deaf ear to
the victim’s cry

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