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  • Infinite Jest
    Infinite Jest
    by David Foster Wallace
  • Home Safe: A Novel
    Home Safe: A Novel
    by Elizabeth Berg
  • The Religious Case Against Belief
    The Religious Case Against Belief
    by James P. Carse


I wish my granddaughter paper dolls:

"Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose,"

circa 1940s.  I wish her pick-up sticks

of rainbow colors, or a rubber ball,

Say, and its metallic jacks.  I


wish her a Monopoly board, lots

of property---rows of dominoes

as black as the hearts

of those bad boys who ran away.  "I wish,

I wish, with all my heart," says E.


with wave of good witch

Glinda's starry wand, while I ask

Bring Elizabeth back

that heartless pack who

would not let her play.