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December 2009, vol 5 no 4

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Collin Barber

 

Smudge

It's difficult not to stare at the glimmer of snot under the cashier's nostrils as my credit card, a bottle of Bombay Sapphire, and the pen he gives me to sign for it are smothered in fingerprints.

dirty snow
outside the liquor store
how cold
this change
I offer the beggar

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