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Issue # 7 May 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Howie Good


Charlie Chan in the Twenty-First Century

The blood of some small crushed animal stipples the road. You quote Charlie Chan: "Nut easy to crack often empty." The flag is flying at half-mast outside the post office. You don't know either who has died. I think of opening a dossier on myself so I can find out what I'm doing. "At night," you quote, "all cats are black." The skeleton in the window of the medical supply is wearing only one shoe. There was a time in my life when this would have been funny.