Meeting someone and deciding you want to proceed is a very scientific process.
The steps of the Scientific Method are:
How does this fit into the poem published today in The Boston Literary Magazine? The observation/research was all done before the time and place which the poem was set. The hypothesis/prediction is why the poem even came to be and the experimentation led to the conclusion that there was no turning back.
The Boston Literary Magazine is run by Robin Stratton (who I wrote with and published with HERE), who is waiting to hear from you, Richard N. Hill who can be called but only with emergencies and Barbara Meikle, who could not be reached for comment.
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