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

Volume 11, Number 2, June 2017

Tricia Knoll
Portland, Oregon, USA

Gray Fleece Hoodie

I shrugged it on because it’s what this overcast April afternoon feels like. I shivered in a cotton t-shirt with a logo of a beer witch. The zipper’s teeth on the hoodie don’t bite each other right. I want blueberries—they are only tight buds. The Mason bees hatched out too early to pollinate the flowers. My side seams have no pockets to squirrel away my fists.

no more snow
or plum blossoms
wrinkled daffodils



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