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SHJ Issue 10
Fall 2014

Shift Into Kill

by Peg James

and text me
you stupid Motherfucker
with your over-tinted windows
and your wrist resting real casual like
on the wheel.
Slip down in there and ride it real low.
You are cool Daddy–O
Bless the children too young to know
how to dodge the ballistic blow
of your shiny black killing machine.



SHJ Issue 10
Fall 2014

Peg James

was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. Much of her poetry reflects her deep attachment to the culture, land, and people of that region, as well as the contrast between city and country life. Her work has been published in the online journal Eat a Peach and in The Drunk Poet’s Society Anthology in Ocean Beach California. She currently lives in San Diego California but plans to retire in Central Pennsylvania some time in 2014.

“...we have been born here to witness and celebrate. We wonder at our purpose for living. Our purpose
is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury