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“Gaffe”

by Steve Orlen

“She has great tits” he had said, in company
At a restaurant, speaking of an actress in the news,
Which stopped the conversation,
And later, out walking, defending himself to himself,
I only meant to be funny . . .


“A Day Unlike Any Other”

by James Haug

It’s a rare day. So rare we almost want it back.
But we give it to Mr. Hayes, the man
Elected by the skin of his teeth.
We honor his teeth. We wish he were king.
We live in a different world, the right world,
The world of mules and Rutherford B. Hayes.

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