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

Volume 12, Number 3, September 2018
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Martin Duguay
Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, South Korea


Life in the Country

I hear the screech of tires, a loud thump, the roar of an engine. Outside, a small cat lies on its side, motionless. Cawing crows inform me that life has gone out of it. I ponder whether to let nature take its course before picking up my shovel. In the field across the road, I apologize for the lack of pomp and ceremony. I wonder if cats go to heaven, too.

my mumbled prayer
between clangs of metal . . .
unmarked grave

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