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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Levi Wagenmaker

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Maria's serendipitously scented hair
noticed for the first and last time
when she offered a schoolboy a ride
on the back of her purring moped
something akin to sandalwood
but with some subtle alterations made to make
suggestions thought unsuited to an adolescent
most likely her expensive and Italian mother's
her father sold expensive and Italian cars

an older model (but in mint condition) of Maria
pushed a buggyful of toddler down
a shopping-street and that same thin voice
piped 'hello' across the years

not a trace of that scent - 'you haven't changed'
sounded disappointed