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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 1, March 2012

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Marilyn Hazelton
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA


Until death . . .

"You are a small computer," he said, slowly, clearly. "I am a large computer, and a philosopher. I can contain you, and more." For years, I felt so ashamed for blundering into that marriage. Even later, married again, I would imagine the doorbell ringing. After he killed me, what would he do to my children? It was twenty years before I could speak of him; thirty before I stopped hoping he was dead.

a female cardinal
in winter honeysuckle
her breast slightly red

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