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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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Michael Rehling
Presque Isle, Michigan US


you never find out anything listening to yourself

when i was a kid i would ride around on my bike for miles and miles. pedaling that bike took me to a lot of places. it also took me to a lot of people. not friends. not acquaintances even. but they changed my life and i think about them every day. the old guy who taught me how to whittle. the woman on my paper route who said i was kind. funny i had never thought of myself that way before she said it. i like to think that any kindness i have ever shown was inspired by that moment. i beamed inside myself as i peddled away to finish my route. and i learned from that and many other encounters of my childhood that the best sounds of our lives are the sounds from the voices of others.

a clothespin
holds the ace of spades
to my spokes

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