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Corn Lover in Winter by William C. Burns, Jr.
published in Volume 2, Issue 3 on May 21, 1995

Barely disturbing the stainless snow
   on the rusty corn husks
The echoes of your memory
   dance across the painted porch
The winter air crackles
   with your presence

The unswept oak leaves curl
   in your wake
      a whirlpool lament

Your laughter
   just at the threshold
I lean
      poised to listen

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