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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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Christine Taylor
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA


Ladybird

Here is what a nickel buys you: a means to scratch off the foil on an instant lottery ticket; a wish in the library’s fountain, dry since the early 90s; the memory of Mary Janes stuck in your teeth and Bazooka bubble-gum, a comic tucked inside the wrapper. Silverfish squiggle across the concrete floor, so Sister refuses to go down in the basement. That’s how it is.

a deflated kickball
under the rose bush
early sunset

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