By Stephen McNally
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The thoughts arise and she pushes them back, staring out at the waves. Page 49 Poem with Two Swans and a Pair of Glasses It was beautiful to see the forest burning, sending black pillars into the sky. The river was boiling when Death began splashing in it with his two swans who were laughing at the silver monkey their Master had formed out of the moonlight, and the forestry expert was tossing his deeds and heirlooms from his pitiful windows as his roof began to glow. The starlight which reached the planet that night was converted to molten lead, encasing the carriage from Miss Hoskin's School for Girls, which was out for its evening ride in the woods, sending the girls running along the river as the bells in the town square rang the alarm.
Only her brother, skinny, sick, near death himself, thought he felt something as he lay asleep in his empty room and from the feverish pit of his sleep woke up to look into the darkness which played against the walls. And as she rose she saw a little boy running through the field she once loved, running wildly like an alley cat as if something fierce were chasing him. All the girl saw were the shadowless forms of the world indifferent to the little boy as the door in the sky opened for her. " And he put down his pen and wept.
They lift a frog out of the rain bucket; now and then the wind circles around them and says "yes" and a crow flies beside them, but they don't know what it means. Page 6 Sentenced Cleveland came over and asked for a line about giraffes. His hair was wet and his eyes were gleaming and his beard had been scraped off completely. " Fine, he said, grabbing the last of the ice cream and heading for the door very much, I thought, like an ancient Chinese emperor. And be sure to give me a choice! he yelped, but it may save my life!