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

Volume 13, Number 4, December 2019
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Gideon Young
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


a parent contemplating a Gregorian revolt

this year, june 19th will be a wednesday and i wish our calendar was always three hundred sixty four days, because three years ago i remember waking on saturday to first contractions, lasagna-making for a post-birth meal, labormoansongs, yoga, lavender, flute, sweat, water, into sleepless sunday and that holy coffee, mama’s freckles while she pushed, when the midwives asked if i was ready and, here! somehow, her birth day always a sunday. she is first lights of dawn; the sun.

daughter’s eleventh month
golden butterfly
on spring breeze

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