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

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019
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Carol Raisfeld
Atlantic Beach, New York, USA


Strangeness

Answering the ad for a room for rent she invited me inside. As the clock ticked on, she reminisced about her life in a voice so vague she could have been talking decades or moments in time. I felt as if one of us wasn't in the room. She spoke more to herself than to me.

twisted roads
of ancient villages
inhabited
by the ghosts of relatives
I never met

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