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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Burt Kimmelman


"Samuel Menashe, New York Poet of Short Verse, Dies at 85"

New York Times, August 23, 2011


Your ashes
In an urn
Buried here
Make me burn
For dear life. . .
– Samuel Menashe

Words let us
live — so you
read them twice,

your voice for
good measure,
though you knew

how silence
could make them