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

Tina Hacker

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A Jewish Girl Ponders Skin

Amanda says I'm shrouded
head to toe in Original Sin.
She tells me I have to get rid of it.
I imagine a second skin
of original sin. Maybe like
my flannel nightgowns,
smooth, warm, long sleeved.
Amanda tries to dissolve it,
imitating Dorothy in Oz.
She aims her water pistol
at my face muttering a prayer.
No Baptism here.
Satan is hovering near, she says
when I appear unchanged.