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"and my cousin said, linda, you’re still grieving your dad. 
and my cousin said, linda, you’re writing about us. 
and my uncle said, they teach us in counseling: 
when you have a heart patient, you have a depressed patient. 

and i said, i don’t even know what i’m upset about."



in the bones.
linda harris dolan


that it’s not below my sternum, between my breasts, 
in a cavity filled with organs and to-do lists?




"And then the parts of her body – as she bent over the insects in the grass –
Appeared to the insects in the grass as holy skies"



Volume XLI

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