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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 3, September 2014

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Susan B. Auld
Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA


How It Is With Us

Through untended windows a vista of soot—sun slivers the blackness of the wood stove, kindles the scent of cinders. Your words, ashes, nothing really: empty tunes—scatter when the wind whistles through the gap in the door. I can’t convince myself to leave with the smoke.

frozen oak—
still leaves
left to fly

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