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

Alan Catlin


Winter nights they played

any gig in town, frat parties
usually the worst, except for
the free beer; all those lethal
punches made with high proof
poison just this side of grain
alcohol and cola, peyote buttons
as floaters for extra colorful
effects, freshman girls at these
mixers like human sacrifices,
all those well-dressed Eves
being handed apples and told
where to bite.