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

Volume 11, Number 3, September 2017
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Peter Newton
Winchendon, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Belated Revelation

She and some other passengers were tossing quarters to a dozen or so village boys treading water beside the ship. She stepped back from the rail to make room for other sightseers bent on capturing this Third World spectacle. Transfixed by the innocence and ignorance, she dropped her quarter. It bounced off the deck and arced into the Caribbean like a cliff diver. Sunlight glinted from the coin as it see-sawed down into darkness. The boys, exhausted and in survival mode, letting it go.

“whites only”
lifting a thirsty mouth
to the fountain

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