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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, April 2014


M. Kei
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA

I Would Have Loved Him If I Hadn’t Hated Him

For one hundred years, a genie trapped in a lamp swore to grant a wish for whomever released him. For the second hundred years, he swore to grant three wishes. And for the next hundred years, he swore to kill him.

the glittering eye
of the alligator has
a special malevolence—
he watches me
from a too-small cage



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