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

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019

Bill Gottlieb
Loch Lomond, California, USA

Making a Splash

Late April, dying brown pines defying the spring. It rained last night after months of desiccation, stunning dust. Then the electricity went out—off, on, off, on, off. Pounce and patter multiply in the soaking dark—nature, playing her precipitant keys—while the cat considers the candle, its lick of light, hot off the void. Our Bengal—half sofa, half forest—stares at us with steadying eyes when we start to mate in the murky room, plugging back in, seeing our way to late love.

vapors rise
in the warming morning and fly
nothings, doing



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