ISSUE 1 · FALL 2008
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thinking of the cedar river
grandpa and ihad our poles in a backwater,waiting on a channel cator a blue. grandpa’s friend clarencewas down a ways,trying for smallmouthin the main river. clarence got one on,i ran over to watch. bat-full of hell,he spatunhooking a carp. goddamned scavenger,he saidthrowing it to the ground,putting the heel of his bootto its head same look on his facemy wife had tonightright beforeshoving me into the kitchen counter andpunching me hardin the face for reasons i’ve tried deconstructing,but when you get to this point in a marriagesimple cause and effectslips from the fingerslike this blooddown the drain.
Justin Hyde lives in Iowa where he works with criminals.
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