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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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Mark Gilbert
Nottingham, United Kingdom


Perfect Storm

An awkward bundle at the bus stop, slumped, legs trapped between his body and the concrete, a full beard inching up his face and down his throat. Once, his hair may have been short. He coughs and cigarette smoke escapes from a gap where his mouth might be. Thoughts of my dad.

clouds
the shadows
in his cheeks

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