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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 3, September 2013


Ashley Capes
Victoria, Australia

Shade Cloth

we ride our bikes everywhere and want sunburn for eventual tans that the girls will supposedly notice. no pale strips of winter-skin, no slip slop slap, no lectures from our doctors or parents. eventually more than the sun sinks in, and I begin duelling with thick globs of sunscreen. it will be the headline act next summer—that welcome grease, the hard-to-hold bottle, its smell mixing with the fabric in towels and the clean, clean sand.

diving from the rocks
gold leaves spin
on black water



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