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SUBWAY BY JOSH SAPAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43 A ride in harmony.
Awww hell, Ann, I ain’t got it. I’ve got twelve kids to feed and a business to run.
COLLECT CALL FROM AUNT ANN BY ELIZABETH CHRISTIE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
We are often in the same place.
ISLE DE FRANCE BY MARI CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43

Mother, I couldn’t sleep, and I was reading about Mauritius.

You couldn’t sleep, and you were reading about Mauritius when I called

at three AM on a Tuesday. We are often in the same place.

 

You read to me from the book on your lap

like story hour in nursery school.

I saw you lift the book, beside your face, to share the illustrations.

 

Whatever made me call you saw you in a wicker chair.

I was chasing genealogy that night. I was probably looking for more.

It was after your father died. That is still so hard for you.

 

A great-ancestor took me there. I don’t remember how you came.

I imagined our forebear: martial garb and epaulettes,

the jungle, the Frenchness. I think Henri Rousseau.

Mother, you read to me of lagoons.

 

There were people who looked just like us

between banana leaves and ferns, three hundred years ago.

They knew everything we know about each other,

and they sported some beautiful headdress:

half powdered wigs, half Carmen Miranda’s hat.

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Pure, simple, happy, and full of sparks.
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She takes out a manuscript titled Andy vs Adolf.
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I sleep next to your dead body.
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You're a star in the making. Feel good?
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Tap through a few Snapchat stories. Taylor texts me again.
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Before Trump I was normal.
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Awww hell, Ann, I ain’t got it. I’ve got twelve kids to feed and a business to run.
COLLECT CALL FROM AUNT ANN BY ELIZABETH CHRISTIE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
You hate me because I have this.
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What happened to the passion?
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I want to know you’ll be making the best of things.
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