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January 2018, vol 13 no 4

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Martin Duguay

Moving Pictures

An old man watches couples cuddling in their pedal boats as the sun sets. His attention soon turns to those strolling by him hand in hand, who laugh as if they’d invented romance. Sitting alone on a wooden bench, he wonders why he’s never managed to find his soul mate. The thought of having to witness the same scene tomorrow makes him spit in disgust.

the last match fails
to light his cigarette –
a fitting end


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