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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Shannon Connor Winward

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The way that heat tastes
when it scalds your tongue
Everything subdued
by the burn.

The too, too intense love of the sun
Pattern of white on flowers
Steam spitting from the finger of domesticity
up to heaven.

Take a sip.
The little bag of earth
leaches its whole life into the cup.