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Ruth Holzer , USA

Cornwall, Ontario

We're walking around this town by the river, finding the historic buildings with their murals: the great earthquake of 1944, the devastating fire, the old jailhouse, the pie-eating contest at the mayor's annual picnic.

But it's too hot to be doing it for long; we seek refuge inside the shopping mall and watch the parade of bored youth. No slaving in foundry or mill for them.

when I ask
he sticks his hands
in the stocks


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