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

Laura Atkinson

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The Only Evidence

By the end, we had found suitable
likenesses of each other,
pinned to the cork boards kept most secret.

Unlike our spouses, who had worked
in the lacquers of tender and candor,
and whose visions we feared for their mastery,

We took a mutual Polaroid:
bug-eyed grin, dumb troubles of the month,
and stuck it up there,
just in case.