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

John A. Mills

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Vail's Mansion

a ponderous, rundown, monstrosity
6 stories of marble & wrought iron
wall paper murals
cathedral ceilings

our steps echoed in its emptiness
one lone girl-child at a table
shaping a lump of clay into a head:
beautiful, detailed, adult-like