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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


by Jen Hinton

Sixty-nine days of hope.
Fifteen minutes of capsule.
Welcome back Topside!

But there’s a price tag
for rescue now as with
everything humane.

If you paid your
capsule rescue premiums
you can stay;

but if you’re delinquent,

back down that chute
you go!

Jen Hinton lives in Schaumburg, IL and has participated in performance poetry and literary readings in the Chicago area. She has three previously published poems in The New Verse News and is working on a collection of poetry and short stories.