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  December 2007
volume 5 number 3
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  Theresa Antonia
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  Tom Berman
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  Charles Brooks
  Sir Mark Bruback
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  Kenneth Gurney
  Victor D. Infante
  Tao Jones
  Scott C. Kaestner
  Deborah P Kolodji
  Dimitris P. Kraniotis
  Marie Lecrivain
  Adam Lowis
  Paul McConnell
  david mclean
  Robert John Miller
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Scott Nichols
  Dave Nordling
  Rita Odeh
  Maurice Oliver
  Marc Olmstead
  Angel Uriel Perales
  Elijiah Rios
  Poet-broker Rosenthal
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Ashley Rumery
  Justin Scupine
  Annette Sugden
  Ilona Timoszuk
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Walter Ruhlmann
December 2007



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    Walter Ruhlmann works as an English teacher, edits Urtica and Beakful. His latest collections are Crossing Puddles (Robocup Press, 2015) and Civilisé (Urtica, 2017)
His blog:
Night Orchid




In a dark attic
a girl known as Zelda
caresses her body
caresses her breast.

The Brown Soldiers
grab her
with their sharp claws
and take her away
on their wings of iron.

A wagon
of crisped steel boards
and on the railroads
to hell
she yells.

Equinoctial rhythm
solstice of loss
a furnace then ashes
Zelda Rissenstein vanishes.

copyright 2007 Walter Ruhlmann