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Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Hillary Lyon

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Person as Domesticated Bird

You cannot
teach it how to
speak, as some one else

has beaten you
there. It perches on your finger
like a raven

on a dead branch.
Darkness beneath
the feathered layers,

wet eyes bulging
with secrets it has no words
to convey.