Fall 2009

Table of Contents - Vol. V, No. 3


Poetry    Reviews    Fiction   

Walter Durk


Inner Works

We peddle our lives.
Like a hawker we shout out the benefits---
the emollients in the soap to soften
the razor-sharp blade that slices a tomato

We peddle our wares without telling how
quickly the soap dissolves or how fast the
knife edge dulls. Instead we speak of fragrances
or catch a ray of light to reflect on the blade.
And although they fear the razor-edge,
they are captivated. They crave the fragrance
and the feel of pain.


© Walter Durk



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