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Cover
Table of Contents
Editor's Notes
Donations
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Stories & Essays
Balance
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By Alison Baumy
Contemporary Cultural Differences...
_ By Ninni Siurua
Eclipsed Yesterdays
_ By Clyde Windjammer
Healthy Guy
_ By David J. LeMaster
Immortalis Letum
_ By Sophie Davis
Last Call For Salvation
_ By Angela P. Markham
My Fault
_ By Ro Thorton
Pacific Northwest
_ By Aaron Hellem
Q-Q Ca Choo
_ By Billy Pilgrim
The Best Laid Plans
_ By John A. Ward
The Ecstasy of Cooking
_ By Sam Nolting
The Girl With the Green Umbrella
_ By J.R. Earlebeck
The Gods of Houston
_ By Rebekah Frumkin

Poetry
Athena's Owl
_ By Amberly Mason
But I Have Never Known This
_ By Kaleen Love
Clouds On Your Floor
_ By Savannah Bobo
Crowded Lobby
_ By M. Blair Spiva
Ever After
_ By Bennie Johnson
Important Questions
_ By P.T. Bell
Migration
_ By Sarah Wassberg
Moon Goddess
_ By Kristina Diane Smith
Oldest Profession
_ By Ashley Polker
On Visiting Hay-on-Wye
_ By M. Blair Spiva
Sodom and Gomorrah
_ By Jessica Fannin
Wal-Mart
_ By P.T. Bell

Art & Photography
Jeremy Harker
_ Paintings
Douglas C. Knight
_ Photography
Jed Knox
_ Paintings and Drawings
May Ann Licudine
_ Paintings
Danny Malboeuf
_ Paintings
Alex Stanbury
_ Photography

Important Questions
By P.T. Bell


Frank Zappa told us to never stop asking “what the fuck?”
I say it’s more important to ask “how the fuck?
To break something up, you need to ask “how?”
But why the fuck bother?
I mean, “if how the fuck?” is more important than “what the fuck?”
Then “why the fuck?”
When and where don’t do much for you, but neither do the former statements
I guess the ultimate question isn’t so much why, or how, or what the fuck
But “how the fuck does this happen when it does, and why does it do what it does?”
But that’s just too long
Forget it
Just keep asking “what the fuck?”

 


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AARONSON "P.T." BELL lives in Chicago, Illinois, where he attends his 8th grade classes at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. He started writing poetry in winter of 2003, when he moved from Alexandria, Virginia to the city of Chicago. He has no real consistent style of poetry, and enjoys writing about anything and everything. He also enjoys reading the works of Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, and Mos Def.