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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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Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York, USA


I Do

Scold yourself for smoking another cigarette. Count the stubs in the ashtray. Vow again to wait until dark, until after dinner with coffee. Know you won’t keep it. Know you’ll make another vow at bedtime to do better tomorrow.

fifty-seven years
sacred vows
lasting into the beyond

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