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

Volume 12, Number 2, June 2018
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Elizabeth Alford
Hayward, California, USA


The Games We Play

It was my turn to play. Though you relinquished the controller, a storm brewed on your face: an expression dark and bitter as my morning coffee, held in place by a stern hand under your chin.

For many long minutes we sat there (not speaking, not touching, eyes averted) our silence punctuated only by the intermittent pounding of a sledgehammer from next door. Suddenly tired of this game, I leave the controller untouched and play with my ring instead.

laundry night
loading and unloading
on myself

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