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Hints Unpublished

Saint Paul, 26 May 2006

Laraine from Littlefield
Veteran of mud stains
Lets the fabric dry
Then scrubs earnestly
With her dog’s toothbrush


Ember from Embarrass
The Contessa of notions
Scavenges ash trays
Then severs butt filters
For handy pin cushions


Cassie from Kasota
Survivor of domestic shiners
Silent as incivilities fly
Fitfully bludgeons him with
The anvil of his splitting maul