Jan/Feb 2010

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Lauren Henley

(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole piece!)


We try to be quiet.
But our crockery is always boiling over and rarely
do we think of the dark behind the darkness.

Girls Not Wanted

The number he gave us was to the pound,
where unwanted dogs wait for death,
resting on arthritic haunches.


Jonathan used his khukri for the first time in years
to open up the coconut