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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Pina Pipino

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Of Fading

There is only an elusive blur     in the Polaroid—
your profile barely hinted at

like the shadow of an eel in the river
now there then elsewhere

or a gust of wind felling leaves
green blood still alive

or an obscure presence from Hell on the south wall
with power as indelible as eternity.

It burns in the hands     this Polaroid
and its Cimmerian mist.