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

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Jeff Streeby
Bangkok, Thailand


Conibear

The sound of the creek

ice at its edges
where it spills from the culvert

Into the closed end of the mink box I’ve stuffed half a muskrat. I’ve fitted a 120 into the open end, and I’ve set it on fresh sign near the water. Safeties off. Staked down.

Could snow.

That faint hiss a winter wind
sifts from tall dead grass and sedges.

Not exactly religion, but a way of knowing with the same iron symmetry.

Opening day. For better or worse,
tonight only the moon
again

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