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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 3, September 2012

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Mary Whiteside
Plano, Texas, USA


Vanished

Virgin poplar logs, hand-hewn with corners notched. Under split-oak shingled roof, puncheon floor is marred by missing potbelly stove. Horizontal blackboard planks wiped almost chalk-clean face wooden desks carved with names long unspoken. Silent room. Barefoot mountain children.

Thrum of cicadas
Amid green fern and laurel
Schoolyard ghosts

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