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

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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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