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

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019
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Chen-ou Liu
Ajax, Ontario, Canada


What’s Past Is Prologue

A ray of sunlight through the attic window falls across my face. For a moment, nothing negative comes to mind, and I wonder if a new day might start with this moment of renewal.

I get out of bed to find only one slipper, and realize that I must have inadvertently kicked the other under the bed last night. To my surprise I find not only my slipper, but also her long-lost red sock. The mere sight of it awakens the ghost from my past. And then it starts to stalk me everywhere ...

gathering dusk
I avert the stare
of a wounded dog

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