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Retrogressions interphase
a rudy face
in crocodile tears
drop as pebbles
proffered cardboard
thud.
Nothing lasts forever, especially leases and inoculations.
Just as there would never be another Frances or you or me.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.