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Essays

Autumn 2005 Edition Selections

“Religion”

by Robert Wrigley

The last thing the old dog brought home
from her pilgrimages through the woods
was a man’s dress shoe, a black, still-shiny wing tip.


“The Catalog Department”

by Christine Garren

We were passionate enough
to become text. Everyone was,

underneath the orderliness
that comes with filing and cross-referencing . . .


“Back”

by Rebecca McClanahan

If you are anywhere near my age, you are familiar with the Routine Procedure, that unpleasant, potentially demeaning event every conscientious internist urges you toward as you approach your fiftieth birthday.


“If They Don’t Have Ritalin in Heaven”

by Roy Jacobstein

I guess I’ll be up there with all of them,
    Allah, Krishna, Yahweh, God, speeding
        along, shooting the shit with the Hims . . .

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