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

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Alexis Rotella
Arnold, Maryland, USA


Not Giving a Fig

Her yard filled with succulence, a ladder leans against a fig tree. She asks her grown son to pick us a bag as she pins my husband's trousers. No, he says, they can pick the damn things themselves and pay for them too.

Mortified, the mother tries to fight back tears. Just another day of taking in alterations to support a good-for-nothing habit.

Purse
in the bushes
credit card gone

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