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

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Bob Lucky
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


The True Story of My Floppy Green Hat

Walking into York along Bootham Road, I stop to put my jacket on. Seven hours later on my way back to the B&B, I see my hat atop a fence spike near a plaque pointing out the birthplace of W.H. Auden. I crumple up the hat and put it into my jacket pocket, feeling guilty because I've never cared much for Auden's poetry. It's time to buy a new hat.

window shopping
not looking myself
in the eye

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