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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

De Jackson

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He lays
the lily
on the fresh new plot of grass,
the shade of the maple
dappling his skin;
wonders how to hold
this hollow helix of grief
and doubt and loss
in just two hands.

He stands
hours later
heart empty
hands full
of her earth.