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June 2009, vol 5 no 2

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Audrey Friedman

 

Studying His Mother

All he can see is her teeth. He imagines the rip of the incisors, the cusp of the canines, the grind of the molars. Enamel stalagmites and stalactites that dam the flood soon to spill from her hollows.

April wedding
in a field of icicles
sown and nurtured

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