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September 2009, vol 5 no 3

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Mike Montreuil



This afternoon, I’m watching the snow gently fall. It seems that it’s all my body will let me do. And the wait to visit the hospital cardiologist is taking forever. But, I’m not alone. We are growing in numbers; everyone is telling us that. And now, sitting on my living room chair, I’m left to count snowflakes drifting to the ground.

a woman in a parka
walks down the street –
once I could have kept her warm

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