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

Tracy Darling

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Widow Mother

I freed myself from her tangled web, strands
of guilt anchoring me to childhood.
Mesmerized, I turn her over in my mind
confirming the delicate, deadly red hourglass on her belly.
All these years and still I swipe at invisible lines pulling me
back, fearful of her bite.