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  December 2007
volume 5 number 3
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  Rita Odeh
  Maurice Oliver
  Marc Olmstead
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    Walter Ruhlmann works as an English teacher, edits mgversion2>datura and Beakful, and runs mgv2>publishing. His latest collections are The Loss (Flutter Press), Twelve Times Thirteen (Kind of a Hurricane Press), 2014, and Crossing Puddles (Robocup Press), 2015.
His blogs http://thenightorchid.blogspot.fr and http://nightorchidswork.blogspot.fr
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Zelda

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