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NOTICEd ANNE LÉVESQUE Sign on the guest-room door in Hampi India After check-in please visit the police at Virupaksha Temple (five-minute wack) Beware with strangers Your bag, your responsible (outside the room) Have nice stay with us And please do not wonder alone in the night

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A Long String of Vowels HOWIE GOOD We won’t really know what happened on that Sunday until we know why it happened: houses under water, sailors hanged from cell phone towers, shadows rolling in and rolling out like waves. In one version of the story, the birds remained upright all night, monstrous leaves convulsing around them. In a later version, strict rules governed who could touch blood. In yet another version, machines shed the palest blues – and something else. Call it a halo.

SOFT AND SLIGHTLY VALOROUS BRIAN MICHAEL BARBEITO Its funny how we can love in the dusk, When the bats go past and don’t bother with us Its funny how we can love in the dusk, Leaning against cars and the false idea of understanding Its funny how it was a soft easy time and could be cautiously called ‘good’, ‘well,’ and slightly ‘valorous’ in a pejorative world so secular But its funny how its not really love in the dusk, Not really

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WHAT RODIN DID BOB BROOKS It’s said that Rodin had sex with all of his subjects-nymphs, kissers, burghers, thinkers. No use asking if this includes still-lifes. Rodin didn’t do still-lifes.

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reinvention CHLOE BURNS you told me michelangelo slept over stayed awake all night painting the sistine chapel over your hands, your hands buzzing a waltz in time to the tattoo needles, you said that sure: your world is still litter, bus transfers, stale beer, flat light, a rented room with walls the colour of a hospital bracelet but now every where you touch becomes the dome of the sky.

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NICOLE BREWER

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Text Issue Two  

The second issue of text Magazine, published in December of 2014

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