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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 2, June 2017
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Chen-ou Liu
Ajax, Ontario, Canada


     A Stranger in a Land of Strangers

a bitter wind
after the inauguration
the white fence
between my neighbor and me
three feet higher

     I peep through gaps in the fence
     and see . . . what do I see?

     A dream house made up of words
     and a neon sign on its roof,
     flashing "Americans First."

     I can't live in this promised land anymore.
     The land is polluted by drunken words.
     And the milk is sour, the honey tasteless.

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