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Soren at the Sweetwater by Todd R. Robinson
published in Volume 2, Issue 3 on May 21, 1995

Trailer-park trash and tart PBR's
their orange tye-dyes gleam
through the smoke and stench
of the Sweetwater tavern.

Sun-stroked women
and beer-buzzed men
some long legged beauty
takes her seat.
Soren tries not to stare
but his eyes are tired--
they settle in her hair
and rest there a while.

"Es wird," he mutters,
(because he has forsaken Danish)
"etwas geschehen."
Something is going to happen.

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