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

Volume 12, Number 1, March 2018
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Gary Ford
Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada


Three Moments

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, poolside, a bright green iguana slowly moves along the deck, stops intermittently, eyes shifting up, down, sideways, backwards, forward, tests the surroundings with his darting tongue. Resort guests and I pull out our smartphones, take pictures.

Back Home. Christmas concert, my granddaughter poses in her new outfit of black pants, red blouse and white veiled top, and provides us with a big smile. My daughter and I take pictures.

Evening. In the mirror, a man older than my mental image of myself, checks to see if his belly bulge is larger, if his waistline has expanded after that week of resort meals. No pictures at this event.

images burned
in my mind –
fireplace embers

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