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

Volume 12, Number 3, September 2018

Margaret Chula
Portland, Oregon, USA

For Rent

The open space in my heart that my family has vacated. Slightly shabby, walls tilting from the storms of disputes. Chenille rugs worn thin from constant trampling. Unfurnished because I’ve emptied out all memories and piles of worthless words—letters and ultimatums and even my birth certificate taped to the wall, the deed binding me to this family not of my choosing.

new tenant
gives her a get well card
signs it “Love”



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