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“The First Husband Buried”

by Tana Jean Welch

After eight years of empty threats,
all I can do is watch him study the high
lamp over our bed, his mind knitting
a noose from ties he never wore.


by Shirley Stephenson

A kid in cargo pants stops
to light a cigarette. Others stumble
along the tarmac.

Is dying easy?

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