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

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Sergio Ortiz
Puerto Rico, USA


The Museum of Disappointment

—Puerto Rico, 2013

“Shut the door. Give me the bat if you can’t do it yourself.”

“Guadalupe, he’s only six years old.”

She takes a hit at his head, then his ribs, arms, legs.

“My God, Guadalupe, what have you done?”

“Just get him out of here—there's a dumpster on the corner.”

mother,
someone follows you into
the long rain—
perhaps the child you bore
from that callous womb

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