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"when a breakdown in the ambiance hurled it out there  
that my pussy was the knob on a suitcase in an atrium

or a sack of potatoes or a teeny pile, perchance, of snow."

 

"and 'God strike them dead!'
the old folks cried, 'if they ever
come into this house and corrupt
the children!' who were stealing
cigarettes & loose change and even..."

 

"Lucky my legs were strong
since those crenellated ramparts
took some walking
to get me back seven centuries ago." 

 

 

Volume XLI

Art:  "Catkin Flora" by J. Wayne Fitzgerald.  Measuring 15" x 23", mono-print, embellished with watercolor, on rag paper, mixed media, January, 2016.