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June 2005, vol 1 no 1

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roberta beary, USA

visiting day

high on my da's shoulders i was no more than five into the bar we went and i carrying the beer bucket the barman calling out beer...here... beer...here... the barman filling it overflowing what a head on her can you imagine 5¢ for all that beer can you imagine that and da and I laughing all the way home he carried me

overheated room
a scent of mothballs
from the open drawer

for Patrick Beary (d. 16Jan05)


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