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Poetry of Issue #8        Page 2


Mixed messages
in the wind

some sparrows some crows
some maple leaves some ash

one night lasting too long
to put up with darkness

another night too short
to deal with the dawn

one half water one half rain
constant lessons from my friend
Mr. Amour de la Boue
champion of the gutter lyric

a wastebasket
can also be a home
for a poem
or a stranger’s lipstick

David Gershator