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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 3, September 2016

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Ignatius Fay
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


All Wet

One of the hottest days this summer. We don our bathing suits. Mom turns the sprinkler on, and soon we are laughing, running back and forth through the cascading fountain.

As sometimes happens on extremely hot days, clouds suddenly fill the sky. Within minutes, hot rain is coming down in torrents. Mom, at the door, yells for us.

"Don't you guys know enough to come in out of the rain?" Less than ten minutes, the sun is out and we're back under the sprinkler.

a long time ago
distant watery shimmer
of asphalt and sun

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