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Rooting for the Redskins on Monday Night May God us keep From single vision & Newton’s sleep! for Magdalena Zaborowska, a recent arrival

Unlike you we’re just here—a perfect example of Blake’s nightmare, scarfing Fig Newtons before nodding off in the La-Z-Boy so to see the Cowboys get killed, we’ll check the smoke signals in the morning paper. We’re Americans, pure and unhyphenated, though we suspect our Great-Great Grandpa Genes came from somewhere, sometime. What we have as our better half is this nothing inside us never to be known. How different it must be to hear that other vacuuming the house of your heart, even if you can’t marry him or her or divorce. How unlike this cartoon desert island, with only the palmetto of a single aerial for company, surrounded by endless waves of infinite channels, which beckon equally, from all directions.

Gilbert Allen also won second place in the undefined short story contest. He is a professor of English at Furman University, has published several books of poetry and won many awards. See his full biography on page 30. undefined : book seven

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