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

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019
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Mark Forrester
Hyattsville, Maryland, USA


Correspondence

Kenneth was in the hospital over his birthday. Our parents drove down to Philadelphia to see him: I could not take the time off from work to go along.

I had a wife and two young daughters. I was working full-time while going to school. I kept my brother’s suffering as far from my mind as I could.

After Kenneth died, I saw the small journal he kept in the hospital, perhaps at the suggestion of some doctor or nurse. He spoke of his loneliness in the hospital, of receiving no cards or gifts on his birthday. Perhaps when you are dying, he wrote, they think you are not worth remembering.

same old accusations
the winter sky
motionless

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