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RUNAWAY PARADE ISSUE FORTY-THREE, MARCH 1, 2013

chorus /kawr-uhs/ n. 1. a group of persons singing in unison. b. (in an opera, oratorio, etc.) such a group singing choral parts in connection with soloists or individual singers. c. a piece of music for singing in unison. d. a part of a song that recurs at intervals, usually following each verse; refrain. 2. simultaneous utterance in singing, speaking, shouting, etc. 3. the sounds so uttered: a chorus of jeers. 4. a. a company of dancers and singers. b. the singing, dancing, or songs performed by such a company. 5. a. a lyric poem, believed to have been in dithyrambic form, that was sung and danced to, originally as a religious rite, by a company of persons. b. an ode or series of odes sung by a group of actors in ancient Greek drama. c. the group of actors that performed the chorus and served as major participants in, commentators on, or as a supplement to the main action of the drama.

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Flowers for Mom
IRVING A. GREENFIELD
Fiction: Ned is seething. He tells the men in the weekly therapy group at the local VA Hospital that he feels as if he's been cast adrift by his recent separation from Nicole. "She walked out on me," he says, knowing it’s not true. She occupied the bed and he slept on the couch for the last five years, an arrangement he bitterly complained about in group.

Gordian Knot
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Poem: If fiction is an art of using lies to compensate for a deficit, then to mourn someone is to compose a story about him. I listened to the rare sparks of his life recounted, his troubled beauty, the way he fell asleep on trains, but this to me, held the difference between assigning a meaning and understanding one.

Poker
INAS AL-SOQI
Mixed Media

Offertory
MOLLY RECTOR
Mixed Media

Crescendo
THEA ENGST
Poem: The silence reminds me of all the dead things
in the air.  Hanging like Christmas ornaments
I never was attached to; never thought
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Requiem

CARLOS SEGURA
Mixed Media
Promenade
EMILY DUNNE
Mixed Media
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