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July 2016, vol 12 no 2

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Alanna C. Burke

New Celtic Curse

May your new wife speak to you as you spoke to the former wife.

May your children instruct you in the right way of things, as you instruct others.

May you find work collecting signatures for causes you cannot stomach.

May you spend your final days composing letters to the editor.

creeping fog
the war monument vanishes
inch by inch