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When you finish 

waterboarding this poem

it will tell you no more

than the mirror you face 

each morning

with a razor in one hand

and the other hand

pulling your skin tight

so a close shave

is less likely

to bleed.

K e n n e t h   P .   G u r n e y

Deliberate

 

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Issue 78

Variations on Absence

edited by Laura M. Kaminski

 

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