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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015

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Cherie Hunter Day
Cupertino, California, USA


Aftermath

Lightning blew apart the old English walnut tree in our backyard. It happened so long ago I can't pinpoint the season. I didn't know yet about voltages and watts. Resistances. Before the strike the storm raged and rattled the dormer windows of my bedroom. Hard to forget the nearness of destruction or the quickness of the elements in the middle of the night. In the aftermath I don't recall the tree ever being whole.

fairy tales
the swift descent of darkness
in the sound of wings

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