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Issue # 1 March 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Rachel Green

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The Musician at the End of The Cemetery

she tunes the dead:
cadaver skin stretched taut
in chromatic scales of putrefaction
sounded with hammers of bone;
sinews tightened by heat and salt
until a carrion call is made;
a carillon of corpses
to pluck upon the heartstrings
and when her masterpiece is complete
she will fashion a clarion
of bladders and intestines properly cured
and herald the last battle
to end the world