Howie Good

Listening to a Seashell

1

All I can sort of hear

is the wheezing of an old woman

wheeling a day-old baby

in a supermarket cart

down deliberately dim aisles

 

2

her gasp on encountering

in the freezer section

the man who received

her dead brother’s face

 

3

the imprecations mumbled

over the squalling baby

when found abandoned

next to the frozen desserts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ISSUE 90
Tiny Data

 

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