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The Primer

Christina Davis

She said, I love you.

He said, Nothing.


(As if there were just one
of each word and the one
who used it, used it up).


In the history of language
the first obscenity was silence.

"The Primer" from Forth A Raven. © 2006 by Christina Davis. Reprinted with the permission of Alice James Books.

Christina Davis