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

Joseph Farley



a coconut perched on a stick
shares the table with a chimpanzee,
a rock, a physicist and a theologian.
together they discuss existence,
exchanging theories on beginnings and ends.
since the living can become dead
and there is no sense of time
the rock wins all arguments
except with wind and water
and the price of the bill.