International Fiction Editor
Robert Hill Long
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Del Sol Review
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Fall 2009, #16
"Woodchuck vs. the Hank Williams Zombie"
by Michael Gessner
All performances today have been cancelled.
Make no mistake. There must be nothing
NOT ABOUT THIS
It is not about the classic rivers
Or Cocytus, river of lamentation
It cannot be this.
Not the river of fire,
For these are byproducts,
shining as they are—
It is not about the river of forgetfulness,
or the river of return,
not the red river of consolation
It is not about the oldest & saddest river,