Sid by Jah'ni

BOMB 59 Spring 1997
Issue 59 059  Spring 1997

Sid owned

the store
which smelled
of greens,
A full
was only
over many cups
of coffee
ground by Sid.
Little boys
with business
minds bickered
and dickered
about returns
on soda bottles
they had so
found and
washed roaches

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BOMB 59, Spring 1997

Featuring interviews with Tim Roth, Amy Hempel, Emmylou Harris, Matthew Ritchie, Wallace Shawn, Christian Wolff, Gilles Peress, Kendall Thomas, and George Walker.

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Issue 59 059  Spring 1997