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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 4, December 2017

John Zheng
Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA


Dark clouds drift low in the morning sky when we hike in drizzle on the Manoa ridge. Our shoes squelch through the red mud with a comical rhythm similar to croaking frogs, our steps leaving deep prints. As we reach the ridgetop the sea wind blows our umbrellas inside out, and clouds split open a path for the warm sun. We rest a bit, looking at the harbor in the distance. Beside us is a rock chiseled with the word Forget. Janet asks, "What shall we forget?" No one seems to give a satisfactory answer.

on our way
back to the trailhead
a rainbow appears . . .
with repeated wows
a myna bird



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