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

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019

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Lew Watts
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Saint Joseph

I mainly sense the passage of time by the seasonal swings of temperature. For example, over this last week the frozen soil finally began to melt from my feet to my waist, and I think I felt the first movement of a bulb close by. By my reckoning, I have been here six years, which is an eternity when standing on your head. But I shouldn’t complain. The kind lady who buried me is probably still waiting, still praying, still painting over mildew and mold.

selling Mom’s house . . .
the room where she cooked
now a gut job

Note: Burying a statue of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of real estate, is said to bring luck to a house sale. The statue (available widely, including on Amazon) should be buried upside down, facing the house, and recovered after a successful sale. Sellers of apartments can bury their St Josephs in plant pots.