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Precipice
John Donoghue




Four Way
2002 • 70 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"
Poetry

$13.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-28-3



From the Book:

PAPER

1.
The crying child gets up from his bed to look
for his father. He has dreamed of another family--
stucco farmhouse, dry weeds
blowing against a wall. In the dream, he enters the backdoor
and his dream father, sitting in the kitchen,
looks up and smiles. But now he's running through his real house,
confused by two fathers,
two places to live. In his parents' room he finds a comforting

mound of covers. Dada! he cries, just as a huge bear
sits up in bed. Stunned, the child staggers and falls;
the bear snatches him up and runs from the house to the woods
behind the house, the child
hanging from its mouth, arms and legs
flopping, wide-eyed and dazed...



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