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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


by Matthew Quinn

Parchment and papyri
sealed in clay jars
are broken open
by a random rock
sailing into their cave.
Leather fragments
inscribed with Hebrew
and Aramaic reveal
when reassembled
Larry King’s first marriage
and divorce decree.

Matthew Quinn is a freelance writer, editor and genealogical researcher. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his muse and a menagerie of disembodied voices.