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Tony Trigilio

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Tony Trigilio is the author of The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1 (BlazeVOX Books, 2014).  He teaches at Columbia College Chicago and lives in Chicago.

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                                 our first day,
a deer loitered outside the kitchen
window, chewing a clump of shrubs
in the parking lot between
their house and the commuter
rail tracks to the suburbs. 
Furry ears, peach fuzz around
the antler tips, soft, dreary eyes—
afraid