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Michael Schmeltzer


30 July 2010
Vol. 10, No. 2

Before leaving the shop,

                        my mother waves

the tailor back, asks

for the remaining fabric

after the alterations.

The Owners, the Animals

27 July 2010
Vol. 10, No. 2

As if weeds, as if gardener.

And the chimp's owner swore

to the reporter she'd do it again,

raise the creature as offspring until

the mauling, the demolished

face, the frenzy, the bullets

piercing the animal flesh,


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