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6/7/2015

the doppelgänger man / the doppelgänger woman

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9/26/2012 Writing Prompt

Last night, a portly woman smoking a cigarette between her thumb and forefinger approached me in the parking lot as I left the grocery store. She said, “Excuse me, ma’m? Ma’m, I understand times are hard and all, but I don’t get my food stamps until the 5th. Is there anything you can do to help me out?”

 

Write about the circumstances that would lead you to ask for cash in a parking lot.

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Disconcerting Privacy

yawning lips
coupled names tucked affectionately

me peeking cautiously
exhaling change

fullness visualized, then
immense terror

somehow at fault
again, this blessing.

11.12.2008
JMG

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