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  November 2004
volume 2 number 4
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  Matthew A. Barraza
  Tom Berman
  Jack G. Bowman
  Quiana Briggs
  Tony Bush
  Joseph Camhi
  Velene Campbell
  Michael Ceraolo
  Rosemarie Crisafi
  Dan Danila
  Francisco Dominguez
  John Feins
  Daniel Garcia-Black
  Ursula T. Gibson
  Larry Jaffe
  Donna Kuhn
  Marie Lecrivain
  Sharmagne Leland-St. John
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Rick Lupert
  Stosh Machek
  Kelly Ann Malone
  Terry McCarty
  Tim Peeler
  James Pinkerton
  Beverly J. Raffaele
  E.W. Richardson
  Ken Scott
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Rev. Dave Wheeler
  Robert D. Wilson
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Tim Peeler
November 2004



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    Tim Peeler is an instructor at a community college in western North Carolina and the editor of Third Lung Review.
    His poetry, reviews, essays, and short stories have appeared in many online and print publications, including RAW BONE PRESS, HBO, and Time Life Magazine.
    Tim is the author of three books: Waiting for Godot's First Pitch, Touching All Bases (McFarland & Co.), and Writers on the Storm (1st Books), with Robert Canape.



Closed Leaf

For the spider the sky begins

at my feet. He senses the

enormity of kicked gravel,

the deep gloom of a closed leaf.

When I walk, poisoning the weeds,

I drag a hurricane through the grass,

send a small earthquake up the

mailbox pole. I am the news

of a monster, swiping at threads

that first surprise my face, eye-

to-eye on the trapeze of dewy light,

the temporary angel, I smite.

copyright 2004 Tim Peeler