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by Rae Hallstrom

Wednesday, August 27, 2003
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I am the granite of dry elbows dragged on flannel,
a porcupine with a cleaver,
a low table that teeters on stilts.
I am burnt toast, embers fuming for no good reason,
the pot that never boils.
You can taste me in the raspberry seeds
sucked from jam into a mouth ulcer,
feel me in the metal spatula of every step in tight underpants,
sense me in the snare drum in the bathroom.
I am not a walk in the park when the sky is blue.
Look for me in a cave of stomach acid,
in the cat stuck in a closet, waking the door,
in a tangle of knots at the edge of hot buttered nerves.

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/28/2007
Powerful in imagery and meaning; well done, Rae. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/28/2003
Now this is some outstanding imagery.
Reviewed by J. Murphy 8/28/2003
This is superb--creative, witty, discriptive. A great escape from the cliches that I have read before this one this morning. Great descriptions of emotions and experiences and feelings mixed together. J.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 8/28/2003
Loved this fabulous write!!!!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/27/2003
Wow, this one says and depicts so very much...very fine work!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/27/2003
Wow! This is a hail storm of really interesting and unique expressions.. I didn't just read it.. I could feel it. Pointed and honest, it has focus and complete originality. It sandblasts! You're good!~ katy.
Reviewed by Michael Morash (Reader) 8/27/2003
Very nicely done. Brilliant work.
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