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

Tracy Darling

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The Cleaning

I wrestled my wedding ring off
cleaned it 'til it shone
spotless and sparkling
'til it looked untarnished, less tattered
'til he noticed how hard I worked
to not drop the ring down the drain
instead I slipped the ring back on
over swollen knuckles