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ssu e h a s fa i l ed to p rod uc e so m e m a te r i a l w h ich ha s


S i nce th e i nce pti o n of Arg u s n o Iissu ,

n ot g o n e o n to rec e i ve rec n iiti


c og n n fro m th e o uts id e wo r ld T h is yea r h oweve r h a s
ti o n . , ,

p rove n to be so m eth i ng of a bo n a nza ffo rr tth h e wr ite rs of N SU T h e fo l l ow i ng awa rds h a ve


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bee n i ssu ed th is sp r i ng "

S o uth e r n Lite ra ry Festi va l "



A l l e n M Fo rd. B a by V ic i o us ,

Sec o nd P l a c e P oet ry ,

L o u isi a n a C o l l eg e W r ite rs S oc i ety C o n fe re nce"


M i l l a rd J B i e n ve n u
.

M i l l a rd J B i e n ve nu
.

S us a n H iggs M o nd a y

S us a n H iggs M o nd a y

S usa n H iggs M o nd a y


C i ndy T otte n E l fs paw n ,

T h i rd P l a ce P oet ry
. , G ra du a te D i v isi o n

A l l e n M Fo r d
. S id e E ffects ,

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T h ese a wa r ds a re a su re sig n of th e qu a l ity of c rea ti ve wr iti ng a t N SU a n d a l l stud e nts ,

a re i n v ited to su b m it m a te r i a l fo r th e n ext A rg u s issu e E nt ry fo rm s a re a va i l a b l e fro m


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. l oo k fo rwa rd to rec e i v i ng m y A utu m n iss u e .

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TA B L E O F CO N T EN T S

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STA F F ,

P h otog r a p h y by V i c k i e G r a h a m 5

P h o tog r a p h y by V i c k i e G ra h a m (3

C a r n a ti o ns , J a n e A P a tterso n 7

E d i to r T ick et P l ea se R en a e Q u i c k
, 8
N ig e l N ich o l so n P oe t ry W ea v i ng C i n d y T otten ,

H awk J i m A l l en
, 9
S a w d ust J i m A l l e n
As s i sta n t E d i to r
,

J a n e A m b l er P a tt e rs o n A ng e l e s a t Fo u r A M V i c k i e G ra h a m
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P h otog ra p h y by V i c k i e G ra h a m

E d i to r i a l Staff A rt A tta ck J i m A l l e n
, 12
S t e p h e n C a m p be l l O n T h e R a d i o J i m A l en ,

C o l l ee n C l a i re C oo k
R u m o r J i m A l l en
, 13
R uth C G uti e rrez
.

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,

S u sa n H a g a
K e ith W oo ds A C o u p l e J i m A l l en
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E ph e m e ra L i n d a V e rrett
,

P h otog ra p h y by S u s a n Do l ar

C ove r Des i g n
A l m o st S u m m e r J a n e A P a tte rs o n
, 15
A l l e n M Fo rd
H o ld i ng U p T h e Ac a d e m es J i m A l l en
.

E sca pti ve , Jan e A P a tt e rs o n to


Fac u l ty Ad vi so r
A n n N B l a ck.
P h otog ra p h y b y V i c k i e G ra h a m 17
D e pa r men t of L a n g u a g e s
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P h otog ra p h y b y C i n d y T otten 18

A n oth e r Fa c e in th e C rowd J u l i et S n owd e n


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P h otog r a p h y b y R o b e rt A l l e n 2O

T i m ec a rd S te p h e n C a m p b e l l
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I l l u s tra ti o n by R u th C G u ti e rrez

Ar g u s i s m u l t i-me d i a ma g a z i n e 22
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D e p re ss i o n J u l i et S n ow d en
pu b l i she d t d e n t s of
,

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N o rt h w e st e r n S t a t e U n i v e r s i ty .
H a ng i n T h e re B a by E l l en Do l l a r
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23
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C
C opy ri g h t Pen d ing
P h oto g ra p hy by V ic ki e G ra h a m 24

P h otog ra p hy by V i c ki e G ra h a m 25

H a i ku 2o
A l l e n M Fo rd S u s a n H i g g s M o n d a y Ka th
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, , een S m it h .

V i ck i e G ra h a m J ea n n ette Pr i m m ,

H a i ku 27
A l l e n M Fo rd L i n d a V e rrett S u s a n H i gg s M o n d a y
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S u s a n H a g a V i c k i e G ra h a m
,

P ictu res fro m a S a te l l ite S u s a n H a g a


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B ed roo m of D a rkn ess J u l i et S n owd en , 29


P h otog ra p hy by Ren a e Q u ick

T h e S h a d ow M i l l a rd J B i en ven u
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P h otog ra p hy by V i c k i e G ra h a m

P h otog ra phy by V i c ki e G ra h a m 35

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RN P , J a n e A Pa tte rs o n.
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La te ly I ve B ee n Loo ki ng U p J a n e A P atte rs o n

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P h otog ra p hy by C o l l ee n C l a i re Cook

H a rvest of H i l l D a nc i ng S u s a n H i gg s M o n d ay
-
, 40
I l l u s trat i o n by R u th C G u ti e rrez .

T h e C oo k Dott i e B ro d er ick
, 44
S m a l l B ra i ns V i c k i e G ra h a m
,

P h otog ra p hy by C o l l een C l a i r e C oo k 45

th e S u bj ect Ba m b i S ea rs

Wh i l e We re on , 4o

Lo ng -
D ista nce Love Affa i r , Ja n e A . Pa tte rs o n 47
N OR T H WE S T E R N S TAT E
Wh o s Who

1 18 U N I VE R S I T Y
P h oto g ra p hy by C i n dy T otten 5 i

A spec i a l n ote of tha n ks to" D rs J a mes R Ba rth o l o mew B i l ly J . . , . B rya n t , E R o be


. rt B l ac k
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B u ro u g hs C h i st i n e
P i c ke r i n g Ford " Dea n F red Bo sa rg e th e SGA Ly n d a N i c h o l so n
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. . , and R on and H a ze l M ayf i e l d r
of M ayf i e l d P i n t i n g
,

N a tc h i toc h e s .
C o n fess i o n s of a R o ma n ti c

l wa s bo r n to

wea r f l owe r s ro u nd m y h ea d
a n d d a nc e a b o ut a v i l l a g e squ a re

I wa s bo r n to
s i ng s o ngs of m i rth
a n d pa n egy r iz e th e m o r n i ng su n

I wa s bo r n to
d rea m awa y th i s p iteo us wo r ld
a n d s et free th os e v ex e d by rea l ity

I wa s b o r n to
g u id e u n ic o r ns to th e s oftn e ss of po ppy f i e lds
a n d h ea r th e m e l od i o us tu n e s of th e M use

I wa s b o r n to
sp i n n ew v isi o ns i n th e u nd e rsta nd i ngs of th e m e rcu r i a l o n es
a n d m i ng l e th ro ug h c row ds of fa nc i fu l poets

l wa s bo r n to
be a c a ste r awa y of cyn i ci s m
a n d h ea l wo u nds th ro ug h ta b l e

l wa s bo r n to
be l oved a n d
g i ve l ove to a l l th e ea rth a n d h ea ve ns

L es i e G reg o ry

AR G U S A
P h otog ra phy by V icki e G ra h am AR G US 5
P h otog ra phy by V icki e G ra h am
AR GU S 8
C a rn ati o n s

Every wr i n kl e
A g e ntly etch ed m a rk
-

O f co u ra g e a n d e ndu ra nc e ,

P l a ced ca refu l ly
By th e sl ig htly t re m b l i ng h a nd of T i m e .

E a ch g rey h a i r
A rewa rd
Fo r l ess o ns ta ug ht .

A n d l e ss o ns l ea r n e d .

C a r n a ti o ns " B ea uti fu l C a r n a ti o ns "


P l ea se g i ve a d o n a ti o n
C a r n a ti o n fo r d o n a ti o n
T o h e l p the o l d a n d dyi ng .

T h ey s it i n a ntiqu e ch a i rs ,

B l a nk sta res a t l o ng pa st ti m es .

C ry i ng l oo ki ng b a ckwa rd
, ,

S ig h i ng l oo k i ng i n wa rd
, .

S ea rch i ng fo r the w isd o m


T h a t th e i r yea rs h a ve b o ug ht a n d pa id fo r .

L ove th e m n ow a n d s m i l e , .

S it a n d l iste n to th e i r ta l es
O f d a ys w h e n l i fe wa s yo u ng .

D o be c a refu l th o ug h , ,

T o a vo id th e i r eyes .

Yo u d o n t wa nt to see
T h e h a u nted e m pti n ess
T h a t l i e s i n wa te ry d e pths .

T h e i r o n ly h o pe l eft is d ea th .

K i nd si r h e re is a ca r n a ti o n
, .

Wo n t you g i ve a d o n a ti o n?
Ca r n a ti o n fo r d o n a ti o n ,

T o h e l p th e o l d a n d dyi ng .

Jan e A . P a tter so n

AR G US 7
T i c ket Pl ea s e

S o m eti m e s
I wo nd e r w hy I wa nt
So m uch .

Why c a n t I be sa tisf i ed ?

I h av e so m uch a l rea dy .

S o m uch m o re
th a n
S o m a ny .

A n d y et
sti l l
I co m p l a i n .

H ow foo l ish "


H ow ch i l d ish "
An d I
L i k e to th i nk th a t I m a n a du lt

Wh eth e r o r n ot I m pa yi ng a d u lt p r ic es

a t m ov i e s

I m p l ayi ng

C h i l d ish g a m es w ith
M yse l f
.

R en a e Q u c i k

m a k e m y poetry s i m p l e r
you sa id
c o i l th e wo rds tog eth e r
l i k e raff i a bo u nd p i n e n ee d l es
-

i nstea d of tw isti ng tortu r i ng


,

th e i r i nsi d e s ou t
c o i l g e ntly f i rm ly
,

th e i nte rn a l r hy m e
th e et ern a l rhy m e
w i l l co m e
a n d s i l e nc e l ay se r pe nti n e betw ee n u s .

C i n dy T o tten

AR GU S 8
H awk

S o m e wa tch h is m a g n i f ice nt w i ngs


sti rred by ea g e r n e ss
w h e n h e s oa rs
T h ey h o pe h is f l ig ht
is n ot e ncu m be red
by u n ex pected w i nds

T h e re a re oth e rs

too co m m o n to b e n a m ed
so h o rr i b l e th ey a re i n v isi b l e

u nti l n ig ht
w h e n th ey c o m e i n d reda m s
fo r teth e r .

Jim A en

S awd u s t

I h a ve ea te n m y wo rds w ith o ut n o u r ish m e nt


M oth e r te l ls m e to t rust i n J esus
N ow th is m ig ht s ee m a n ea sy ta sk
I to ld h er I wo u ld try it fo r a wee k
S h e s a ys it s n ot th e s o rt of th i ng yo u try

I t s m o re l i k e s o m eth i ng y o u b u y

th e

J i m A l l en

AR G US Q
AR GU S 1 0 P h o tog ra p hy by V i c k i e G ra h a m
AR G US i i
Art Attac k

In th is tow n we l i ve
w ith st ra ng e a n i m a ls
n o t q u i te ext i nct

d o g s i n h ea t w ith th e m s e l ve s
squ i rre ls a fra i d of th e i r n ests
f ish wh o a re n ot yet
sa l mo n

O n th is si d e of th e r i ve r
poets h o l d th e m s e l ves
ve ntu r i ng s l ow ly d e l i b e ra te ly
, ,

sc a red of c a rs
of be i ng st r uck d ow n

by s o m e type
of h o rr i b l e m a g ic

i n th e m idd l e
of a s o ng

We a re i n th is p l a c e
w h i ch h o n o rs ti m e .

to b e y o u ng fo reve r
I t is th e k i nd of d ea th 0" Rad i O

n o o n e w a nts
In th e c ity of N ew O r l ea ns
y et we a re w i l l i ng
o n a cc id e nt occu rred
to ro l l o u r ey es to th e sky
a n d c o u nt st a rs
i n vo l v i ng th e re l ea se of
w ith o ut resti ng o r p rete nd i ng po is o n o us ch e m ic a ls
o th e rw is e.
i nto th e wa te r su pply
so m e peo p l e d i ed
J i m A en
It wa s l a te r d isc ove red
th a t th e i nc id e nt h a d
b ee n b l ow n o u t of p ro po rt i o n
by th e m ed i a
T h e h u nd reds wh o h a d bee n
eva cu a ted

ra i l ed a g a i nst th e m ista k e

In such al a rg e c i ty
n o o n e c a re s fo r

s o few d ea ths .

J i m A l l en

AR G U S i 2
Ru mor

T h e re a re th e th i ngs th a t no one

kn ows a bo ut
th e h i nt of d ea th th e s m e l l
, of l i es ,

sec rets of pe rso n a l n a tu re


o pe n to m e l i k e boo ks

T h ey c o l l ec t a bo ut m e
he m
ra th e r th a n fea r I g a th e r th
,

a g a i nst m y b rea st

h e ld l i ke co l o red eg gs
h a tch i ng to f l a m boya nt b i rth

No on e kn ows th e i r fa th e rs
a nyo n e w ith h u m a n ch a ra ct e r istics A l a rm
c o u ld h a ve p rod uced th e m
th e re a re sec rets of pe rso n a l n a tu re
o pe n to m e l i k e b oo ks .

Jim A en

I m not a esth etic


I ta ke l i be rti es w ith

peo pl e s bod i es ,

w ith th e i r m i nds I m

m o re c a refu l to tu r n
o u t th e l ig hts

w h e n I m th ro ug h

H ow th e m a p l i n es
st retch a n d g row
h ow st r i ng a n d sto n es
i n th e g a rd e n a re p i ec es
of th i ngs I ve n ot beg u n

a t tw e nty seve n .

J i m A l l en

ARG US i 3
A C o u pl e

I sa w th e m o n th e st ree t
d ressed a l i k e
T h e way th ey wa l k ed
a n d w e re se l d o m see n a pa rt

fro m o n e a n oth e r
d i s m i ssed a l l spec u l a ti o n

I wa tch ed th e m w h e n eve r I co u l d

a n d d id n t c a re th a t th ey kn ew

wh a t i wa s d o i ng

S uch d i v i n e ly sh a red d ev i a nc e
m u st su re l y g i ve m e r it
to th e w h o l e t ow n .

J m A en

E ph emera

l n c o nte nted at wa t e r s edg e .

I p ick ed t e nd e r yo u ng f l owe rs
A n d t o ssed th e m o n th e coo l b i l l ow i ng wa ves
, .

A n d a s I wa tc h ed tw o of th e p rett i est
,

i n n oc e nt l y d r i fted t owa rd ea ch oth e r


A n d fl oa ted j oyo us ly tog eth e r o n o n e wave .

I s m i l ed d e l ig ht ed fo r b u t o n e ti ny m o m e nt
, . ,

Fo r p re se ntly oth e r wav es c a m e


, , .

A n d g ra d u a l l y ,

h e l pl e ss l y .

th e spa c e be twee n th e tw o w id e n ed .

I l oo k ed o n m y h ea rt sig h i ng
, ,

T h i nk i ng of you a n d m e .

Lin da V e r rett

AR GU S 1 4 P h otog ra p h y by Su sa Dal i a

n r
.
A l mo st S u mmer

I nstitute of E duca ti o n
F l oo rs swa l l ow i ng esc a l a to rs .

E sca l a to rs ch ew i ng f l oo rs ,

With m eth od ica l m ech a n ica l h u m m i ng


, .

T he o n ly g ood pa rts of c i nd e rb l ock wa l l s


Are w i nd ows .

B a refoo t b ugs , , a nd b u m b l e bee s


F i nd i ng a fo u r l ea f c l ove r is n eve r
-
ea sy .

Wh a t u se a re a m b ig u o us a l l us i o ns to pa st g rea tn e ss
Wh e n to m o rrow a l l th e boo ks co u ld be b u r n ed ?
S i tti n g a m o ng a sh es is ted i o us work .

Aft e r a l l ,

O n ly th e teeth c a n t be d est royed


Y ou ca n t d o a th i ng w ith teeth

I f yo u ve n eve r kn ow n a d e ntist .

so sit i n a n a ss ig n ed sea t H o l d i n g U p T h e Aca d emes

As a fuzzy g ree n a n d b l a ck c a terp i l l a r


H u m ps a n d st retch es i see my beST fr i e nds
M ea su r i ng m a r ig o lds? h o ld i ng u p th e a c a d e m e
a s i f it we re s a l va ti o n

R e m e m be r th e l i fti ng j oy of t ru m pets b l ow n
P ots a n d pa ns bea te n w ith a spoo n i h ave l i ed
M u d pudd l e s s p l i s hed S ig n i ng m y a utog ra ph

S m i l i ng tea rs spl a sh ed ove r a n d ove r o n b a n k d ra fts

t ry i ng to p rove th a t re petiti o n
T he L ittl e P r i nc e h as i nd eed retu r n ed .
is g ood fa ith

Jane A , P a tte rs o n T he ta ste of si n is l i k e ly


to l ea d to g rea te r th i ngs
a pu rsi ng of m y l i ps

a s I spit th e yea rs of d ec e it

fro m th e l esso ns I h a ve l ea r n ed

I h a ve l eft th e b r id e o nc e m o re
d ese rted i n h er l o n e ly ha l l
of kn ow l edg e

w h ispe r i ng th e n a m es of l ove s
s h e kn ow s w i l l n ot retu r n
.

J i m A l l en

AR G US 1 5
E sca pa ti ve

T he n ig ht wa s d a n k a n d th e m oo n g l obed b riverl y
i n th e spa r studd ed ove rs ky S h ri l l e ry vo ic es of
-
.

s m i d d e n fr og s a n d oth e r bea stu res of th e s l og gy dwa m p

p o i n ked th e sti l l y a i r S h i v e rs of ta s ty d a m pn e ss
.

d ru ng a n d swerl ed a m idst th e g h rostry c ed e r tu m ps


a n d s ke l etree s D ri n d ri l s of m o ss d r i pped fro m
.

b ra rm y b r igs wov i n g s l owz i ly wh e n a streez e wo u ld


,

b reat h e by A l l wa s pa l m a n d q u i etfu l a n d a s it
.

sh ou l d h av e bee n .

B u t th e n o rm a lcy of th e sw i l l b og wa s be ru pted
su dd e n l y by th e fr i sta n t so u nds of s m u cky q u ea lthy ,

stepfoots H e m a d e h is w ath w ith ca ri s i o n kn ow i ng


.
,

th a t th ey we re r ig ht ba c kh i n d h i m kn ow i ng th at h e ,

m u st k ee p o n .

H is tome red ch est sweaved w ith b ra s ps th at


sp ra i n ed seve ry m usc l e i n h is bo dy H e h a d c o me .

s r s t n
q u ite a u pe d a ce a n d h e h a d th e sa me to g o H e
i .

m ust fl ee sca pe tru n a s fu i c k ly a n d a s fa r a s h e


,

m ig ht H e c o u l d n ot bea r to be c l atch ed a n d ch ock ed


.

u p aga i n .

T h e b ray i ng of th e see k-h ou nds se l l owed fro m th e


bed g e of th e bog H e h ea rd th e m a n d ra n fa n i c ked ly
.

h i s h ea rt b rea ti n g l ou n d ly a n d h is b rea th g a sti ng .


Twa n c h es tw i n ted tw i"t h is I eg es tw i p i n g h i m B u t
'

, .

h e k ept o n Stren d ri l s of m oss h a n d s sn i ppe d a c ro ss


.

h is fa c e B u t h e k e pt o n T h e ya rk i ng of th e f i nd
. .

d og s co me m o re c l ose rly B u t h e k e pt o n . .

H e n eve r rea l l y saw th e b l a p i n g h o l e of s l u c ky



s l i m e d e l ic ate l y h i dd e n fl ou g ed by s m i ny tw i c ks B u t .

h e fe lt h is foo t be g ra b s ped by i n see n a b l e h a nds It .

puck ed h i m d ow n s m u c ki n g a m d g ree p i n g for th e rest


,

of h is bo dy H e a i l ed h is a rm s futi l e
.
a nd

s l a i n fu l ly , to rri b ly wa s e n g u lv e red co m p i re ly by th e
s l oozy c l i me .

T h e d og s n eve r fou nd h i m .

H e wa s free a t l a st .

J a n e A P a tter s o n

AR GU S t o
ARG US 1 8 P h otog ra phy by C i n dy To tte n
An oth e r Face i n th e C rowd

Wh e n l
s h e oo ed k in th e m i rro r

she d id n t see h e r se l f .

S h e t r i ed

T o be l i k e eve ryo n e e l se .

Wh e n s he spo k e
T h e vo ic e wa s not he r own .

S he wa nted

to be l i k e eve ryo n e e l se .

An d s he a l m o st
WCI S .

J u i et S n owd en

AR G US t Q
P h otog ra p hy b y R o b ert A I e n
AR G US
De p r e ss i o n

Y o u a p p roa ch a s if i n a d rea m .

Y ou a re su rr o u nd ed
by t ree s
An d s m a l l w i l d f l owe rs .

d ee p
d a rk po nd a wa its yo u .

Fog fa l l s a ro u nd th e d a r k fo re st
s l ow
w ll y .

It i s a d ea f sti l l
, ng
a rr a n gem ntt
men .

Y o u fa l l i nto th e po n
ndd
d
a nd fee l no bo tto m .

You a re be i ng d ra gg ed
d
u nd e n
r
B u t yo u f ig ht to st ay a bov e .

G ra b b ii nng
g th e m ud dy ba n k ,

yo u pu l l y o u r se l f ou t
H a n g i n T here Ba by
a nd wa l k a wa y ,
,

h op i ng
n ot to h av e to retu rn aga i n .

Ju et S n ow d e n

E l l e n Do l l a r
P h otog ra phy by V ick i e G ra h am AR G US 2 3
AR G U S 2 1 1
P h otog ra phy by V i c k i e G ra h am
c rayon me mo ri es
co l l ected b ro k e n fri e n d shi ps
, ,

fra g i l e l i k e s ma l l s h e l l s

A en M F o rd

th eh ea te r wh is pe rs
in th e C a t s n o res .

you s l ee p I l iste n
, .

Su san H i gg s M on d ay

ch i l d h o l d s v i o l i n ,

m us i c fl ows f ro m h e r f i n g e rs"
ea ch o n e h a s a g i ft .

Kath l een S m i h

h ig h on th e l i mb
t a ppl es g row

ou t of d on
whe re you ca n p i c k th e m?

Vi c k i e Gra h a m

I g l a n ce a t yo u
re me m be ri n g yea rs g o n e by"
pl ea se d o n t l ea ve my c h i l d

, .

J ea n n ette Pr m m
'

US 2 o
two b ird syou n g i n fl i g ht
, .

ca u g ht by d a ri n g youth a n d c l a ws
th e cat pl ays d ea d l y

A en M F o rd

th e fa l co n fl i es d ow n b rush ed w i th a iry
on so m e u n s us pect i n g p rey" th e p i n e need l es h o l d l i g ht l y
h i s m ea l fo r th e d ay . th e ir su n ny t rea su re .

L i n da Verrett Su sa n H ag a

wo rd s w i th out a n g e r w i th sh a d ows moo n ca st


l i n g e r st i l l fo r ex p ress i o n s i l en t c rea tu res d a rt d a nc i n g
, ,

n o h o st i l i ty tu n ed to s i l e nt sta rs

A en M F o rd
. A ten M F o rd
.

h o l d l o n g th e p rec i o us g e nt l y w i n d s wh i st l e
b ri g ht eye v i s i on of th e s u n th e n wh i s pe r i n g ree n sea so ns
fo rever n i g ht b l i n d so n g s th rou g h b l a d es of g ra ss

A en M Fo rd
. A en M F o rd
.

m irro rs refl ec t
tru e od o s ofr wet b ri c k s
inn ocent g l a nces sto l e n ri se i n h ot A p ri l v a po rs
v a n i ty of yo uth u rb a n red b u d s ra i n

A en M F o rd
. A en M F o rd
.

c l ea r l y h o l d i n g ra i n s p ri n g sn ows m e l t i nto
c l o ud y th ou g hts sto r m the n i g ht a irs g ush i n g st rea m s
ra i n i n g wa tered th o u g hts w a k e n s fro m h e r d rea m .

A en M F o rd
. Vi c k i e Gra h a m

all w i th
th e i r own
th ese l ea v es b u t i n th e m oo n l i g ht
,

ea ch f i n d s pe rfect i o n .

Su san H i gg s M o n d ay

A RGUS 27
Pi ctu res fro m a S a tel l i te

E nc l o s edi n th e sh a d ows of c o n f i n e m e nt fo r d a ys
W ith th o ug hts rec ed i ng l i k e ti m e esca p i ng th e h a z e
,

Y o u r ba ck ea si ng i nto th e ye l l owed wa l l s ee m s be st
S l ow ly be c o m i ng s o l id a fo u nd a ti o n of re st
, .

Fee b ly th e m oth e r a rm re m oves pea ch fro m p it


S t ro k i ng l oo se th e t a l o ns p r i ed tog eth e r boa rd a n d sit
, ,

S l u ng west a n icy pl u ng e th e s ig hts a n d s o u nds of m en


, , ,

L oo k u p b roth e r we lco m e to O pe n a rm s a g a i n
, , .

D i p l o m a ts e m b ra c e th e g l ow i ng fea th e r i n th e i r ca p
B l i n k l i k e ow ls a t th e h oo pl a ya w n d rea m of j ust a n a p
, , .

R o sy f i ng e rs o n yo u r fo re h ea d softly p u l l th e qu i lt u p wa rm
. .

S a fe o n th e i ns id e c l o s e th e sh utte rs to th e sto rm
. .

Hai l a nd h a i l ch ee rs y ou f l i pped a n d wo n th e to ss
, , .

Wi l l th e c a m e ra s re pl a y th e pa rt th ey pl a yed i n a l l yo u r l o ss?

Su sa n H a ga

RGU S 2 8
B ed ro o m o f Da rkn ess

T u rn ou t th e l ig ht .

D a rkn ess a ppea rs

f l ow i ng everyw h e re

ex c e pt fo r th e c ra ck
u nd e r the d oo r .

S h a pe s sl ow ly beg i n to fo rm
A n d yo u see

T he t ree s i n th e n ig ht
w h ich swa y sl ow ly i n th e w i nd .

T h e l ow hu m of th e ra d i o
a nd th e w i nd i n th e l ea ves
cove r th e

si l e nce
Of th e n ig ht .

J u i et S n owd en

P h otog ra phy by R en ae Q u ick AR G US 2 Q


It c re pt a c ro ss th e s moo th star i ng a t th e s
pl a stered wa l l a l o ng dusty sh a d e , th a sta pped sh
of brow n cl i ng ing t o th e me l l owed b ow n forea rm s
w h ite l ik e a l i zarrd o n a ssto n e . c a ve s .

I me ld a L i n are s stared a t th e
l wa s wo rk n g
sh a d ow a s o n e w h o u nd erst ood its
'

t I me ld a re spo nd ed
n oth i ng n e ss I t c o u ld n o t be fe lt
.
q u e st i o n I don
.

to uch ed h ea rd O n ly see n A
. . .
c l oth e s to be ru i I I

p ro l fi era ti ng l i fe l e ss ref, ec
ef ll e o nn of
ctiti o
S i e spe c i a l ly
,

some d ist a nt rea ty Ye t o n it


ea ll iity .
l eav i ng tomorr
S p re a d u n t i l t h e roo m wa s rot u n d wo m a
swa l l owed in its b ll a ac ckn e ss
kn e ss .
a g reeme nt th e n ,

T h e c rea k of a s ma l l c a n e cchh a a ii rr th e o ppo sit e ma


p r ick ed th e h eavvyy d a rkn e ss a nd ,
a g a i n Oh Di o s
,

th e t ra c e of a s ig h f l oa ted th ro ug h g oi n g to do "
th e l itt l e ch a mber ber a s a te ns e .
h a ppe n ed to me
q u i ver i ng fra me g rew h eavy iin n S h e stu mb l ed t
q u i e tud e T h robb ing n g l eft th e l egs
.
. n ea rby t ab l e o n
moti o n l et g o off th e arm s a nd fa c e i n h e h a nd
h a nds p reoccu pa ttiro n c ea s ed to
, I me ld a g a z ed
t ax th e m i nd a nd a s sh e c l o sed h er
. th e woma n th ,

eye s I me ld a l eft th e wor ld if o n ly


, , st ra ig hte n ed a n ,

mome ntar i ly .



I me ld a "I me ld a " a vo ic e ra tt l ed
th ro ug h th e room I me ld a sh oo k .

w ith a v i o l e nc e th a t se nt th e ch a i r
w i ldly sq u ea ki ng S h e st ra i n ed .

w id e ey ed i nto th e d a rk n e ss
-
.

sea rch ing for sh a pe form S h e , .

c ro ss ed two l o ng ro ug h e n ed arm s ,

softly over h er brea st i n a n a ttem pt


to su bd u e th e ch est h e ld spa s m -
.

A g a i n c a me th e c a l l a cco m pa ,

n i ed by severa l m u ff l ed kn oc ks o n
th e h eavy board th a t wa s th e
h o us e s d oor
'

Q u i e n es ? I me ld a c a l l ed

.

th o ugh sh e h a d rec og n i z ed th e
vo ic e S h e sa t q u i etly c om po sing
. ,

h er se l f a s th e ex pect ed a nswer .

Mar i a " Mar i a " ra ng h u rr i ed ly

th roug h th e a i r S l ow ly I me ld a ro se . ,

to a nswer th e d oor .


O h "D i o s m i o "O h "D i o s m i o " a

b l a c k d re s s e d b l a c k s h aw l e d
-
.
-

f igu re m u rm u red a s it h a st e n ed
pa st th e O pe n ing d oor O h Di o s

.

m i o w h a t am I
,

Ma r i a Co nt rera s sti f l ed h er se l f
a nd cu r i o usly l oo k ed over I me ld a
w ith o n e d own ward swoo p of h er
eye s ig n or i ng th e ti red fa c e a nd
.
P h otog ra phy by V icki e G ra h am AR G US 3 i
A RGUS 32 r
Ph otog ra phy by V i ck i e G a h a m
AR G U S 3 4

4

P h otog ra p hy by V i cki e G ra h a m AR G US 3 5

I t M ust Be L ove C u z I f l t Wa s P o i so n I vy We d A l l Be Itch i ng B y N OW

A poe m S EAm b l e r

SOL I TU D E

d isc ove r i ng l o n e l i n e ss

u nc ove r i ng d espa i r
U nti l S o m eo n e l i k e Yo u
Wh o , m e?
Wh a t is yo u r n a m e a g a i n?
L o ve .

Y es ,i re m e m be r n ow
Yo u h a nd ed m e yo u r h ea rt o nc e
I t wa s b l eed i ng
S o i l ed m y n ew g ree n
d id n t m a tt e r

it wa s fro m th e h ospita l a nywa y



ta k e it a g a i n p l ea se
it sti l l h u rts
bee n b l eed i ng fo r s o l o ng n ow
th e d a m n
w h e n Y o u n eed it m o st?
i n th e m ed ic i n e c a b i n et
R ig ht w h e re Yo u l eft it
Sti l l g oo d
F re sh ?
A s th e d r i ve n sn ow .

C rush ed b u t th e E sse nc e is th e re
,

is th e re a ny body wh o kn ows
h ow to h o ld a H ea rt
w ith o ut c ru sh i ng it?
w ith o ut wr i ng i ng it d m f?

a ny b ody w h o c a n
ea se th e b u rd e n of c a rryi ng
mV i nd eDe n D a n ce?
Y e s th e re is
,

C a n We H e l p?
H el p ?

n t Y o u l oo k i ng o u t fo r N u m be r o n e?

bu t a re

O n e is a v ery l o n e ly n u m be r
U n l e ss of c o u r se Y o u h a p pe n to be a ve ry l a rg e rock
i n w h ich c a se Wh o c a res
,
?

AR GU S 3 o
th e th a t o n ly g rows o n
S ta ti o n a ry R ocks
i n very d ee p wa te r
S o Get s o m e SCU BA g ea r
b u t th a t s Ex pe nsi ve "

big
j u m p i n th e wa ter s F i n e
,

I cy?

Co l d?
no . . Tep i d?
no . L u k ewa r m ?
No S h a m poo t e m p e r a t u re?
NO H ot?
NO " P a ssi o n a te?
NO "
"
(Wh a t s a wo m a n n eed wo rds l i ke th a t fo r? "

We l l to a s k th e r ig ht qu esti o ns I
. .

a n d to g et th e r ig ht

N a tu ra l ly
or a t l ea st th e h o n est a nswe rs

R evea l i ng Prej ud ic e
E"po si ng W ea kn ess
D iscove r i ng So ftn ess
l i ke Wa te r?
exa ctly l i k e Wa te r

so m uch l i fe yo u c a n t c o nt ro l it

so m uch st re ngth y o u d o n t wa nt

to
( to"

so m uch c o mf o rt y o u d o n t n ee d
a n d a l l th o se F ish
m i n n ows n ot w h a l es .

u n l ess th ey B e l i eve th ey a re
ea ch U n iqu e b u t al l pa rt of a m uch g rea te r E ntity

So rt of l i k e l og s i n a F i re h u h ? .

I f th e a n a l ogy h o lds T ru e
T H ER E YOU GO AGAI N I I
Oh . A n a l ogy
S h oe?
th e re yo u g o .

S h ut

up and co me H e re I d ra th e r d row n
( i p refe r st ea m h ea t m ys e
, l f "
"

Su e Am b er

AR G US 3 7
RN P

N ot b l i nd
N ot th is l ove
N ot w ith a l l of th e se c o l o rs "

Y o u ve f i ng e r p a i nt ed m y l i fe

-
.

With ch i l d ish wo nd e r
U s ed eve ry co l o r y o u c o u ld rea ch .

Is it h i m th e n ?
,


I d o n t kn ow w h ispe rs B l u e


M a y be m u rm u rs G ree n
,


I th i n k s o m u m b l es Y e l l ow
,


YE S I I sh o uts R ed

S i l ly s o m eti m es
l i k e tick l e f ig hts g igg l es t e l l i ng se c rets
, ,

P u ng e nt
l i k e e uc a lyptus a n d c i n n a m o n ,

l i k e c a ra m e l a n d th e ki sses of
,

ve ry s m a l l ch i l d re n
W a rm
l i k e fea th e r qu i lts a n d su m m e r b ree z es
,

T i m e l ess
l i k e l a ug hte r a n d a favo r ite so ng
,

I am spect ru m of s m i l es
a

A wo nd e rfu l m y r i a d of h a ppy ti m es .

You h a ve m a d e m e a R a i n b ow .

Jan e A P a tte r s o n

R GU S 3 8
L a tel y I L o o ki n g U p

ve B een

I d o n t wr ite poe m s th a t s m i l e .

I m o n e of th o se

T h a t wa tch es c ra cks i n th e sid ewa l k


I nstea d of b utte rf l i es .

Wa ki ng w ith b r ig ht b l u e d aw n wa sh i ng m y fa ce
Yo u r h a nd d ra ped ove r m y wa ist
K issi ng yo u r eyes o pe n
l l ove you w h isp e rs
- -

I -n ee d -you h ugs

I ca ug ht m ys e l f
T a l ki ng to a b utte rf ly th is m o r n i ng

An d I l a ug h ed ou t o l ud .

Ja n e A . Pa tters o n

P h otog ra phy by Co l een C a i re Cook ARG US 3 Q


As h e wa ddl ed t oward th e re st of is th e Fa t L a dy .

us h is mo uth l a " w ith wo nd er it


, ,

G ood eve n i nng S h e pu rred in .

seemed a s if th e fr ea k sh ow h a d h er l ow ru mb l i ng vo ic e .

tu r n ed i nsid e o ut W e h a d dbbeecc ome


. me For a mome nt h e stood i n perfect
th e a ud i e nc e a nnd d h e wa s th e awe of th e a ppa r iti o n before h i m .

odd ity . I n t h e lI aammp p ll ii g h t ma ss e s of .

T h e Dog Fa c ed Boy s aw h i m f i rst


- ye l l owed jewe l ry g l i ttered from h er
a nd h ow l ed w ith such v ici o us g l ee ea rs h er th
, th rroa
oa t h er wr ists h er
, .

th a t I va n th e SVvord Swa l l ower f ing ers eve n h eer a nkl es a s th ey


,

a l mo st d id h i m s e l f a m m isch eff i n
sc h i e
'

pee k ed from be n ea th h er c r i m so n
m id -a ct a s h e w h i rr ll e ed d arou nd t0
'

o robes H er a a uu b
. b uu rr n ha i r wa s h e ld u p
exam i n e th e l arg e st h u ma n be ing by two e l abora t e c omb s F i n a l ly h e .

th a t a ny of us h a d e ever s ee n .
m ust ered up a How dy d o
.

M y sist er a nd I l 00 oo k ed a t ea ch Ma a m? a nd a N ic e eve n in a i n t
"

oth er a nd c o n f i rrme
m ed d th e fa ct th a t
i n fo u r y ea rs o n th e roa d a nd Ye s sh e c ooed

,

th roug h two h u nnd d rre ed c iti e s a nd eve n i ng .

tow ns we h a d n ever w itn e ss ed Ye s u m We g


such a n a ccu m m uu ll a
a ttii on
o n of f l e sh ev e n i n s th is ti m

h a ng i ng o n o n e se t of morta l worr i ed j ust a l i ttl e I I

bo n e s H e f i l l e d tt hh e n a rrow
. th th M
pa ssa g eway w h ere th e suck ers
a l ways stoo d He overf l owed th e.


rape s th a t s e para t ed th e th em

It wa s i m po ss i b l e to te l l i f h is su it
h a d ever rea l ly f it h i m Eve n .

u n b u tto n ed h is ja ck et st retch ed
a c ro ss h i m in a woo l e n h a l f Ne ls o n -

th a t g ave h i m th e u nc omfort ab l e
l oo k of l i ttl e boys i n sh ort pa nts or
tom c a ts w ith be l ls a ro u nd th e i r
n ecks H is t ro users were th rea d ba re
.

a t th e kn ee s B ut h is sh i rt wa s so
.

obv i o usly n ew th a t I beg a n t o itch


from j ust l oo ki ng a t it H is bow ti e .

wa s ma d e of a t l ea st th ree b l u e
ba nd a nn a s (o n e for ea c h ch i n "
a nd pick ed up th e corn fl owe r of h is
eye s w h ich d a nc ed l ik e st ars stuck
,

o n a fu l l moo n .

I fe l t th e g ro u nd sh a k e und er me
a s h e a pp roa ch ed th e pl a c e
w h e e m y sist er a nd I sa t two
r
wome n wea r i ng o n e d re ss si tting
, .

o n o n e ch a i r w ith o n ly o n e se l f
,

betw ee n us A nd th e n we h eard
. ,

th e ru stl e th a t o n ly tw o th i ngs c a n
ma k e"o n e of th em is th e b ig to p a s
it fu rl s up i n th e w i nd a nd th e oth er
too k th e l ea d ho ld i ng ba ck th e w h e n yo u ope ned th e too We
br ush a nd h e l p i ng h er over th e u sed t o watch it by th e h ou r Wh e n .

rou gh spo ts i n the tra i l Ha l f way up .


- sh e took th e p pnn e u mo n i a i n 33 I

s he st o pp ed a nd tu r n e d to l oo k m ust h ave wou nnd th a t l ittl e box up


bac k a t th e d ista nt c i rcus w h ich ,
a h und red ti me s S h e l ik ed t o l ist en
.

h a d lo n g s inc e g rown si l e nt a nd to it eve n w h e n sh e wa s t oo wea k


.

d ark .

it he lp h er to g e t we l l ?

I th i nk I d be tt er t a k e a l itt l e

Did
'


brea th er R u ben sh e pa nt ed I, .
"

.

No S h e pa ss ed away in
.

h ave n t h a d th is m uch exer cise in a


Febru a ry du r i ng tth e l a st b ig sn ow of
l ong ti me I wa s a d a nc er o nc e b ut.
, th e w i nt er S h e s g on e t o h er reward
.

you c ou ldn t t e l l it now S h e sett l ed

.
"

j ust l ik e E ug en e T h a t s my brother
.

.

h erse l f d own o n a fa l l e n t ree a nd E ug e ne I recko n sh e s h a ppi er n ow


.


sl ipped off h er sh oe s II used to be .

th a n sh e ever w wa s o n th is eart h .

th e be st l ittl e ba l l er i n a i n n M iss Aft er E ug e ne d i ed i n th e war


'

Pea bo dy s F i n ish ingn g S ch oo l I g o t


. Ma ma d idn t c co

are m uch for l ife or


th e rea l l y g ood pa rts eve n w h e n l , th e l i v i nng g a ny ma
more B ut I be t sh e s
. ,

wa s in th e l ower g ra d e s T h e oth er . j ust tick l ed p ink f i x i n d inn er for

g i rl s d e sp ised me for iitt B ut by th e . E ug e ne every eve n i n up in

ti me I wa s g ett ing rea dy to h eave n H e l et out



. u a l o ng l ow s igh
g ra du a t e I h a d a l rea dy beg u n to a nd stared o ut a c ro ss the f i e lds He .

t a k e on ex c e ss ba gg a g e A nd th at . c o u ld j ust bare ly ma k e out a l am p


awfu l Sweeti e Ma l o n e g ot to th a t wa nd ered from t e nt t o t e nt
d a nc e th e pa rt off C ri nnd
deere a i n th e
re ll ll a a nd th e w h eez i ng a nd wa i l i ng of
Comme nc eme nt R ec ita l I d idn t .

th e cca a ll ll i o pe sta rtti ng u p T h ey re up .


c are th ou g h B y th a t ti me Mama . awfu l ea rly for ci rcus fo l k a i n t ,


a nd Fath er A t ear

we l l ed up o n h er ch eck a nd . T h a t s Wood r

R u be n rea ch ed over to b bru shh itt offff sed be h


'


W h e re d t h e y g o R o s i e ?


M y pa rents were ki l l ed i n a tra i n
wrec k o n th e i r way h ome from m y
A u nt Ka te s in D etr o it I wa s d o ing '

m y bar exercise s o n e d ay w h e n
M i ss Pea bo dy c a me i n a nd t o ld
me S h e wa s so ki nd S h e a sk ed me
. .

to st ay on a t th e sc h oo l s inc e I o n ly
l a ck ed two y ears "n ish i ng Of .

c ou r se I wa s h ea rtbro k e n for a l o ng
,

ti me a nd sh e l et me t a k e a l l m y
,

mea l s w ith her in h er room s O n .

h o l id ays w h e n th e oth er g i rl s were


g o n e we wo u ld sit i n fro nt of th e f i re
,

a nd ea t hug e t rays of sa n dw ich es


cut i nto sh a pe s a nd l itt l e c a k e s
w ith sug ar f l owers o n too A nd aft er
tea sh e d p l ay th e pi a n o a nd I

wou ld d a nc e l ik e a ti ny fa i ry a l l
arou nd th e par l or S h e l oo k ed up .

at R u be n I kn ow it s h ard to

.

be l i eve You c a n l a ug h i f y ou l ik e I l l
. .

n o such th i ng a nd I l l

I l l do

th ra sh a nyo n e e lse w h o tr i e s I m .

j ust st ru ck du mb th i nk i ng abo ut it I .

n ever saw a rea l d a ncer before M y .

ma ma u sed to h ave a l ittl e o n e i n


h er jewe l box I t d sp i n aro u nd .

AR GU S 1 1 2
a l ways f igu red th a t th e A l m igh ty rea ch ed to s moo th h er h a i r a nd
d idn t c are m uch abo ut R u be n

d isc overed h er wa yward cu rl s S h e .

K n otts We l l n o more th a n mo st
. , tu r n ed to s ea rch th e g ro und a nd
ordi n ary fo l ks B ut I wa s wro ng O h . . . fo und R u be n kn ee l i ng in th e l eave s
M i ss Ro se th a n k yo u th a nk yo u so
, , w ipi ng h er c omb s o n h is sl ee ve He .

m uch .

bro ught th em to h er sa ying We l l ,

.



So yo u d id l ik e it?
Ros i e w h a t d o yo u th ink?
,


T h a t wa s d o n t kn ow wh a t
I d o n t c oo k sh e w h isp ered

.

.

it wa s Yo u co u ld g o off a nd be a D a ddy c oo ks Not g ood b ut we



.
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b ig famous d a ncer in New York


C ity K ings a nd p re sid e nts wo u ld
. S h e l i fted th e c omb s from

c ome to see yo u I kn ow it . . R u be n s h a nd a nd tuck ed th em


B ig g l iste n ing tea rs beg a n to Yo u d e se rve iitt too Yo u th i nk c a u se , .

i nto h is brea st p ocket We l l w h ere


. ,


po u r d ow n Ro se 5s ch ee ks T haf s we re b iig g we d o n t d e se rv e i t? How

n ot tru e R u be e n I c a n t g o d o yo u kn ow th a t we d o n t g et a
, .

He g rabbed h er h a nd a nd
a nyw h ere L oo k a t me No rea l ly extra h el pi n for be i n s o b ig ? Yo u
. . ,

pl ung ed into th e u nd erb ru sh
l oo k I m ci rcus frea k ma
.

a t err i a Il d o n t kn ow I ll o
ove
v yo u Ros e Why

.
, . d ra gg ing h er a l o ng he h i n d h i m .

It s o n th e oth e r s i d e Yo u c a n see it

w ith o u t a ci rcus Yo u re very kind k i nd d o n t yo u sta y h e
. ere w ith me a nd I l l
'

.

.

b ut t h a t is th e pitiitfuu ll tru th lI b
be o nng
e ll o g marry you I l l t a k e g ood c are of . .

from th e to p T h e s u n l l be u p before
.

d ow n th e re w ith th e re st of Moth er yo u Ro si e You c a n sta y in Mama s , .


we g et th ere a nd yo u c a n see it

Natu re s a ccid e nts

room I k e pt it up rea l n ic e
. . .

R u be n s eyes f l a sh ed D o n t ever

S h e sh oo k h e rse l f free of h is g r ip.


say th a t Wh e n you wa s d a n o i n j ust a nd d r i fted toward th e d ow nward


.

th e n I fe lt th e ea rth sh a k e und er my
feet D o n t yo u kn ow w h at th a t
.
I I

mea ns?


It mea ns th a t I a m ma ss i ve
e n ou g h t o sh a k e l arg e h i l ls .


R u be n .


No I t s l ove Rosi e I ve rea d
.

, .

abo ut it i n my mama s ma g a z in es

T h a t wa s l ove its e l f r ight h ere o n



Morr iso n s H i l l


T h a t s very swee t R u be n

. ,

He g rabbed h er by th e arm s .

Now y ou l ist e n to me I ve wo rk ed
, .

h ard a l l my l i fe a nd d o n e r ig ht most
of th e ti me I d es erve l ove w ith a l l .

th e tri mm i n s Ea rth sh a ki ng a nd a l l

. .

ARG US 13
T h e C oo k

T he c oo k w h i l e i n s ea rch of s o m e fu n
D ec id ed to wo rsh i p th e su n .

N ot be i ng a p ru d e .

S h e b a th ed i n th e n u d e
N ow d a res n ot to b a re h e r b u r nt b u ns .

Do tti e B ro d e r i c k

S ma l l B ra i ns

M o st stud e nts a t N o rth weste r n U n i


H a ve b ra i ns th a t a re us e l ess a n d pu ny .

Wh e n put to th e test .

Y o u kn ow a l l th e re st
T h ey cl a i m th a t th e i r t ea ch e rs a re l oo n ey "

V i c k i e G ra h a m
P h otog ra p hy by Co ee n C a i r e C ook ARG US 4 5
Wh i l e We r e

on th e S u bj ect

No
D rea m s
T o m o rrow s
Pro m i se s
H o pe s
M a y be s
B uts
R oo m fo r C h a ng e

I k ee p te l l i ng m y se l f it s ti m e to wa d e th ro ug h th i s j u n ky a rd

a nd l oo k fo r a m ea d ow .

I k ee p te l l i ng m yse l f th a t th e sa d c e rta i nty of n ow is o n ly te m po ra ry .

I k ee p te l l i ng m y se l f it s ti m e to m a k e a n oth e r c o n n ecti o n

s o m e k i nd of ex et ns i o n b ypa ss th e rej ecti o n


, .

Y e s th e re s n ee d to see th e P o st a s S a c red "th e F utu re S a l va g ea b l e


a as .

th e re s n ee d w ith w h a t we st a rted w ith


'

Y es a to e n d .

N otth a t I th i n k we sh o u l d be h a sty .

Wh a t d o y o u th i n k ?
Lo ng -D i s ta n ce L ove Affa i r

Lo ng d ista nc e l ove a ffa i r


-

C a n t h e l p th i n ki n of y o u

Fo r th e u m pt ee nth ti m e tod ay .

Wh o a re you ta l ki n

to?
La dy of to n ig ht .

H a i r so b l o nd h ea rt s o b l u e. .

C ryi ng i n yo u r b ee r .

S h ooti n poo l w ith th e b oys


L a u g h i n a t th e fa t e of M a n

Wh isk ey bottl e o n o n e sid e


D a ddy s k eys i n th e oth e r h a nd .

Wa nd e r i n h ow ofte n yo u th i n k of m e

A n d w h a t y o u th i n k w h e n you d o .

W r ite m e a l ette r fu l l of m ush


-
pl ea se l ea ve o u t w h a t yo u a ctu a l ly do
S ea l it w ith a k iss .

As k w h e n I m c o m i ng ba ck to yo u


J ust a l o ng d ista nc e l ove a ffa i r .

It s n ot h e l p i n m uch to wo rry

, .

N ot h u rti n y o u m uch e ith e r


Ove r a n d ove r I a s k m ys e l f
I f yo u c a re e n o ug h to l ea v e h e r .

S o m eti m es I w ish
ou r g oo d bye s we re fo reve r .

Wish I co u l d l ea ve yo u be h i nd .

I nstea d I m wo lti n fo r th e ph o n e r i ng

to .

T h is y ea r n i ng I ve g ot isn t k i nd "

It s t ea r i ng o f m y l i fe

-
T ea si ng m y o n e t ra ck m i nd .

B e i ng i n l ove a l o n e j ust isn t fa i r


S o s e nd me o n e m o re l ette r
s ea lit w ith a kiss
A n d l et s g et o n

With o u r l o ng d ista nc e l ove -


a ffa ir .

J a n e A P a tte rs o n

AR G US 1 17
WH O S WH O

J I M AL L E N -J i m A l l e n i s a g ra d u a te stud e nt i n c l i n ic a l psych o l ogy La st sp r i ng J i m wo n .

f i rst p l a c e i n th e g ra d u a te poe t ry d i v isi o n of th e Lo u isi a n a Co l l eg e W r ite rs


S oc i ety C o n fe re nc e .

RO B E RT A LL EN R o b e
- rt Al l e n is a g e n e ra l stud i es m a j o r a nd is a cti ve i n th e u n i ve rsi ty
th ea t re .


SU E AM B L ER S u e A m b l e r is a j u n i o r b usi n ess a d m i n ist ra ti o n m aj o r w h os e i nte rests
i nc l ud e d ra w i ng wr iti ng a n d h a i rd ressi ng
, , .

M I LLARD J .
-
B l ENVEN U A g ra d u a ti ng s e n i o r i n E ng l ish e d uca ti o n M i l l a rd h a s a ,

sch o l a rsh i p to study i n F ra nce th is su m m e r a n d th e n w i l l retu r n to N SU fo r


g ra d u a te sch oo l th is fa l l M i l l a rd wo n th e G ra nd Pr iz e i n th e Lo u is i a n a
.


C o l l eg e W r ite rs S oc i ety C o n fe re nc e w ith h is sh o rt sto ry T h e S h a d ow

DO TTI E B RO -
DER I C K A
p rofessi o n a l stud e nt D otti e B rod e r ick is , a g ra du a ti ng s e n i o r i n
psych o l ogy w ith pl a ns to e nte r g ra d u a te sch oo l i n th e fa l l .


STEPH EN CAM PB E LL A s e c o nd s e m e ste r fresh m a n S te ph e n C a m p be l l i s a B usi n ess

,

A d m i n i st ra ti o n m aj o r H e s e rve d a s o n e of th e l ite ra ry ed ito rs fo r th e S p r i ng


. ,

1 9 8 1 A rg u s .

C OLL EE N C LAI R E C OO K -A s e n i o r s oc i o l o gy m a j o r , C o l ee n is th e A rg u s staff


ph otog ra phy e nth usi a st .

E LL EN DOLLAR- E l l e n D o l l a r a s i xt is
ee n yea r o l d j u n i o r a t N a tch itoc h es C e nt ra l wh o
-

h o pe s o n e d a y to f i nd o u t w h a t l i fe is rea l ly l i k e o utsid e of N a tch itoc h es .

P oet ry i s o n e of h er p a sti m es .

S U SAN DOLLAR A F re nch a n d E ng l ish e d uc a ti o n m a j o r S us a n D o l l a r h o pe s to o bta i n


- ,

a t ea ch i ng j o b i n L o u isi a n a u p o n g ra d u a ti o n S us a n a ls o h a s a sch o l a rsh i p to


.

study i n F ra nce th is su m m e r .

ALL EN M FO RDA l l e n M Fo rd
. . , d ito r is wo r k i ng o n a s ec o nd ba ch e l o r s
or fo rm e r A rg u s e ,

d eg ree th is ti m e i n i nd ust r i a l ed uc a ti o n A l l e n s poet ry wo n i n b oth l ite ra ry


.
,

c o nte sts th i s sp r i ng a n d wi l l a ppea r i n th e fa l l A rg u s .

GU S 18
KATH L EE N -
S M I TH K a th l ee n i s a p o st g ra d u a te stud e nt a t N SU With a B A a n d M A fro m
-
. . .

th e U n i ve rsi ty of M a ryl a nd K a th l ee n cu rre ntly tea ch es h ig h sch oo l E ng l ish


,

a n d s o c i a l stud i es i n C l o uti e rv i l l e
.

J U L I ET S N OWDE N - J u l i et S n ow d e n is a fre sh m a n a t N a tch itoc h es C e n tra l S h e h a s bee n


.

pu b l ish ed n a ti o n a l l y " two sto r i es i n S to n e S o u p a n d a boo k rev i ew


i n C h i l d ren s D i g es t

.

C I N DY TOTTE N -C i ndy T ott e n is a g ra d u a te stud e nt i n T h ea t re a n d S p ee c h w ith



g ra d u a ti o n a n d th e F utu re l oo m i ng ove r h e r i n A ug ust H e r E l fs paw n
. ,

pu b l ish e d i n th e fa l l A r g u s wo n h er re c e nt h o n o rs i n th e L o u isi a n a
,

C o l l eg e W r ite rs S oc i e ty C o n fe re nc e S h e pl a ns to a tte nd g ra d u a te sch oo l


th is fa l l .

L I N DA -
VE RR ETT A s e c o nd s e m e ste r fresh m a n i n j o u r n a l is m Li nd a h a s h a d wo rk
-
,

pu b l ish e d i n T ee n m a g a zi n e a n d s eve ra l h ig h sch oo l pu b l ic a ti o ns .

N I GE L N I C H O LSO N -T h e cu rre nt A rg u s ed ito r N ig e l g ra d u a tes th is se m ester wi th a B S i n


, .

psych o l ogy a n d w i l l b e m ov i ng o n to g ra d u a te wo rk i n s oc i a l psych o l ogy a t


,

T ex a s C h r isti a n U n i ve rs i ty th is fa l l
.