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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Ed Shacklee

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The crow did not come back,
and Noah, in a crush of paired beasts,
turned to the dove, the peace bringer,
let it go;

the myriad reduced to doubles,
the ship shrunk to a pistachio shell,
the sullen, swollen sea so pearly grey,
so silent.

Now that is faith, said the rats,
their eyes like black bits of diamond
in the bilge; to believe there are only
two of us