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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 3, September 2017

Bob Lucky
Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Trying to Wake Up in the 21st Century

Sunlight has slipped through the blinds and strapped you to the bed. Preparing your soul for electric shock therapy. If you could make it to the bathroom it all might make sense. Hiss of espresso machine. Bark of dog. Smell of burnt toast. Even Gregor Samsa managed to roll his buggy body out of bed. But the sky in the window always remained outside. The fur-clad woman never left the picture frame. We always scuttle back to our room in the end. Or find another room. Walls teach us freedom.

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