Happy Val­ley above Vinh Thanh

The Iowa Review - - D.F. BROWN -

What you think is a face is a lake is a lake is a lake a door an empty lad­der be­tween mem­ory and a big blond kid from Kansas shook like a leaf till he flopped like a fish till he died on the jun­gle floor— each ges­ture stiff in phrases like they re­peated any­thing some­thing about sur­vival seems to fit around the pain and comes one mu­sic. You can damn near sing along.

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