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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015

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Harriot West
Eugene, Oregon, USA


The Proverbial Straw

Everyone thought they were the perfect couple until suddenly they weren’t. And why? He wanted her to have lunch with his nephew. She wanted to watch the semi-finals of Wimbledon.

If only they’d paid attention that afternoon at the aquarium so many years ago.

transfixed
by the slow rhythms
of starfish
he calls them arms
she calls them tentacles

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