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

Volume 11, Number 4, December 2017
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Peter Newton
Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA


Survival Instinct

The polar bears are gone. And those who saw the polar bears are gone. Those who saw the polar bears by the ones and twos and how they paced their climate-controlled enclosure, their great heads lowered as if in despair. But weren’t they also trying to track their next meal, catch some distant scent past the depths of their cement bathtub, outside their glacial-thick glass. Weren’t they, beyond hope, trying to figure out a way to fatten up, feed the furnace, make it through another nightfall.

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