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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 4, December 2014

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Marjorie Thomsen
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Finding Her Kiss

My Aunt Frances died young, beautiful and stylish. When I'm eleven, I see her mink coat hanging in our closet. I put it on, pet each arm of exotic pelts, rub the olive-black leather trimming my wrists. I strut around flipping my hair. I don't consider the plight of the animal that frames my neck and face with soft fur, warming my body.

white tissue
in the coat pocket
her lips blotted raspberry

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