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Dave goes to the restroom. Wipes his forehead with a sleeve, spies a shaved chin in the mirror. Ignores the colors streaming from his hand—the glow of purple, blue, and gold. Finally, Dave squishes it. Reopens the fist, revealing plant puss and fibers. Water clears the water colors. Wrinkles reappear. Dave pretends relief, but deep down he can sense a wrongness eating at the roots of careful obedience. To avoid a wet face, he hurries back and sits on a chair with wheels and types at a computer obsolete for twenty years. Gently, sorely, returning to hum-drum, to the long sleep between life's funny intrusions.

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Mojave River Review spring/summer 2019  

The Mojave River Review spring/summer 2019 issue spotlights superb poetry and prose by brilliant contributors from around the globe. Enjoy 2...

Mojave River Review spring/summer 2019  

The Mojave River Review spring/summer 2019 issue spotlights superb poetry and prose by brilliant contributors from around the globe. Enjoy 2...

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