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

Ruth Holzer


Hello Kitty

Usually, I keep things forever,
useful or not. Take
this white ceramic doorstop,
the proud head of a lioness,
that has followed me around
for years, that the potter, V.G.,
had signed with a flourish and bestowed
in the days of our friendship,
its face benignly beaming
throughout a history of rooms.
All of a sudden, how sick I am of looking at it.