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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 1, March 2014

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Susan B. Auld and Mike Montreuil
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Lost Dreams

Nature consoles me. Quiets my mind. Lightens my load so to speak. So, in need, I venture out to the Botanic Garden and settle on my favorite weathered bench. At once, I am distracted by the travels of a single ant, as it zigzags across the pebbled path, carrying a crumb almost its own size. The clouds cover the sun. The day slows. For just that moment I become the ant.

industry
on the march
the sounds of war

On the TV news, there are reports of thousands of deaths from the passage of a typhoon over a small island in the Pacific. A seawall broke and the shore defenses, already weakened by shoddy construction, gave way. The responsible were arrested and jailed. In other news, a second politician was implicated . . .

lost dreams—
my days measured
by what he remembers

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