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

Hillary Lyon

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The Failure of Central Air Conditioning

an evening breeze comes at last
carried in on the slim shoulders
of crickets serenading us

with lullabies to forget
how to hate the summer's heat

with lullabies to embrace
the languid season's delicious warmth

so that our seams will loosen
hours later our pods split and we uncurl
slender-green and growing