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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Tina Hacker

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Dad's Wardrobe

His two sports jackets
"fell off the back of a truck"
along with cuff links
and occasionally a belt.
As a child, I pictured Dad's
gold checked jacket
and the polyester blue one
tumbling onto the roadway
arm in arm, like tipsy tourists
zigzagging around tires,
leaping over puddles
of mustard and vomit
until rescued by a passerby
who just happened to drop in
for a beer at our small bar on Western Ave.