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Karen Schubert


30 July 2009
Vol. 9, No. 2

Because we stash words

in our temporal lobes

in pairs—best friend with dog,

dog with cat, catatonia with last Friday, fried

eggs with broken plate

we see associations before we say them: …

Fast Forward

27 July 2009
Vol. 9, No. 2

You couldn't talk to me, you said, meaning

you couldn't hear, which was ok since

I'd lost my voice. That was before I started

singing, pushing the vacuum ahead of me

like a seed spreader, tethered to the stereo

by headphones. You were absent enough for me…

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