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“The 1918 House”

by Gary Fincke

My father, whose limp is a stutter,
Says he was born in the epidemic,
The early days, when people survived
Like expected because it was just flu.

“The Iron Cross”

by Alice Friman

Three-leafed, I figured it was a kind
of shamrock, but red, the color of old slaughter.
I thought of romantic Ireland dead and gone,
Maud Gonne in her grave and Yeats’s tree
watered by sacrifice and blood.

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