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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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Tim Gardiner
Manningtree, Essex, United Kingdom


Dolphins Don’t Lie

We like to stroll along the hallowed sands each evening and watch the sun set behind the Oasis Tower. Whitney spots something lying on the shore about a hundred yards ahead near the derelict Punch and Judy hut. Closer inspection reveals a half-eaten dolphin caressed by the incoming tide and a bottle of cheap lager. The cadaver is studded with giant teeth marks, indicators of an enormous assailant. Flies flock to the remains. There’s no shame in this town.

distant fin
I dip my big toe
in the surf

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