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Volume 47.1
Winter 2016

 

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Enigma

Drooping socks with scuffed, worn down black high-heeled pumps. Her suit, pale blue. Too tight and too short. Her jacket hangs open revealing a low cut baggy fuchsia blouse. She looks as if she has gathered her outfit from a cast off clothes bin. Her face and hair contradict her clothes. Shiny long blonde tresses. Meticulous makeup. Sparkling white teeth. What has generated such a clash of personalities within a single person?

balancing
paper cup and cigarette—
cracks in the sidewalk


by Adelaide B. Shaw      

 

 

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