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Ode to Miriam by Steve Wiesner
published in Volume 6, Issue 3 on September 1st, 1999

Ah, Miriam.

Your name rolls off
my tongue
like a hairball.

Your eyes are like headlights
on a sunny day,
your lips like hedge clippers,
your voice like marbles
in a steel pot.

Why did you leave me?

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