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From This Issue November 2017
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      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth

      By Countee Cullen

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Northumberland House

      By Stevie Smith
      I was always a thoughtful youngster,
      Said the lady on the omnibus,
      I remember Father used to say,
      You are more thoughtful than us.
      I was sensitive too, the least thing
      Upset me so much,
      I used to cry if a fly
      Stuck in the hatch.
      Mother always said,
      Elsie is too good,
      There’ll never be another like Elsie,
      Touch wood. 

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine At the End of Life, a Secret

      By Reginald Dwayne Betts
      Everything measured. A man twists
      a tuft of your hair out for no reason
      other than you are naked before him
      and he is bored with nakedness. Moments
      before he was weighing your gallbladder,
      and then he was staring at...


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