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March 2009, vol 5 no 1

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Billie Dee

Beatitude

I've just walked the dog in the rain. As I hang up her leash, they're running a clip on CNN of the Texas Pickaxe Murderer, her last ten minutes on Death Row. She is dressed in white, face radiant as she grips her Bible, crosses herself, and steps from the cell.

desert moon
a yield sign laced
with bullet holes

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