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Issue # 5 September 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Randy Boone

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Brother left on roller skates
(the last time we saw him, that is)
in Mama's best matching red vest and skirt,
Daddy's felt wharf hat pulled down just over his brow,
and great-grandmother's fashionable gloves.
(Great-grandmother was high society, you know.)
Brother was lanky as an August string bean—
dumb as one too—
but how he made those skates go,
oh, and go
and go!

And we never did see him again.