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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 1, March 2017

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Patricia Lang
Newark, Delaware, USA


Dreaming

Sunlight reflecting in the waters, narrow boats cruising through the city...  My father was here in World War II.

Do you speak English?

The ancient Roman Coliseum where the walls are crumbling like some stories, feral cats wandering in the streets. I like how you faithfully feed them fish and the odd piece of meat, leaving dinner dishes inbetween the piles of concealing rocks. You respected their need for space.

My father liked cats as well. He would have liked you.

Do you speak English?

Warm weather, crooked streets, some of the towers leaning... I like how you stopped to help me. Did you know my father? He was gentle, like you.

wide-eyed rabbit
concealed in its burrow
secrets

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