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

Volume 12, Number 1, March 2018

Michael Montreuil
Ottawa, Canada

Not a Word

Everyone seems to be in disbelief. Not wanting to admit the persecution of people inside their country and outside in some name no one can pronounce or find on a world map. Not is word is said about the homeless sleeping on subway exhaust grates or the displaced overdosing on drugs. It’s all hidden away by the clean sign of a new suburban development. the city glad to get extra tax dollars for another white elephant.

morning news
six lanes of traffic
three lanes moving slow*

Suburbia, land of mindless days of work, kids soccer, hockey, dance and gymnastics. Not tonight dear, I have a headache and the brakes on the SUV need to be looked at.

morning gossip
X’s lesbian affair
with Y’s wife

lost moon
hush now
don’t you cry**

Notes: Songs from:
* Dire Straits “Telegraph Road”
** Queensryche “Silent Lucidity”



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