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September 2007, vol 3 no 3

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Collin Barber

 

Blood

Almost dusk, but the heat of the day lingers as I sit in my car.

I hesitate to get out, because even in the security of my driveway I am defenseless.

As soon as I open the door, I make a run for it . . .

flowered wallpaper
the splatter of blood
from a mosquito