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December 2007, vol 3 no 4

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Audrey Friedman

 

Sifting

I empty cartons of sepia photographs of you, Mother, and the skinny boy with soft eyes and wavy pompadour, the one who'd become my father. Hallmark cards, bill stubs, cancelled checks. I finally try to read old x-rays, needing to find something undisputable.

the river's skin
glints with gold
pyrite joy