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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 4, December 2013

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Michael Rehling
Presque Isle, Michigan, USA


A good book, and a rainbow

It seems as if the spirit of Henry Miller suspends itself over the bar at Nepenthe, a restaurant perched over the ocean in Big Sur, California. He occupied a particular stool at that bar most nights, when he was in Big Sur, and often other writers, famous and not so famous, joined him. He is long gone from the stool, but the staff and visitors still venerate the place he sat. There is the occasional interloper, a tourist who selects that stool, and they allow it of course, but people do stare. Me, I sit one seat over from his, and watch a rainbow filled sunset while I wait . . . patiently, for a manifestation of the man himself . . .

at a loss for words
in the tropic of cancer
tilting my drink back

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