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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 1, March 2013

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Tish Davis
Dublin, Ohio, U.S.A.


Shall I Compare?

it fits in the wrinkles
of her white bed covers
her skeletal frame
too weak to restart the audio
of Shakespeare's sonnets

An Ombudsman Volunteer at a local nursing home, I time the call light outside the blind woman's room, count the number of staffers that pass her by.

buds of May—
keys on a white baby grand,
children
from a local church
about to sing

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