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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 4, December 2016

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Doris Lynch
Bloomington, Indiana, USA


Secrets

Some bring so much joy they send you skipping down the road. The sadness of others grates like granite stones inside your shoes. Many test your mastery to control their writhing; others lay flat like your grandmother’s lace hanky in her dresser drawer. Some foretell a close friend’s end; others hide a fetus’s growth from lentil-sized tadpole to large baby bump. In the end most get revealed, but that’s not your role to play.

rose bush
the way each petal
enfolds another

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