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  • I thought about trying to squeeze through two posts, the quince was hanging low, but the red lights flashing the sirens blaring the adults chuckling the crowbar working the other kids humiliating laughter forever the memory once sealed now opened I wasn't going to be caught red-headed here, the spaldeen of youth left on the bough.

    Quince Orchid

  • The hi-bounce rubber ball, the pink spaldeen, rapping back from the brick facade.


  • We listened to 8-track tapes and played with a spaldeen.

    Throw away your remote

  • Barbie can be roofed almost as well as a spaldeen.

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  • "The paintings—closeups of manhole covers with their cryptic labyrinthine pattern of raised welts, loving roseate sunsets that turned out to be the sheen and scuff on a spaldeen—had multiplied; there were so many of them now that the artist had been obliged to carve a trail, as it were, among them, that would permit access to the kitchen table, where David and I now sat down."

    "Citizen Conn" by Michael Chabon, p 95 of the New Yorker, February 13 & 20, 2012

    February 21, 2012

  • Wikipedia says a spaldeen is a Spalding Hi-Bounce ball:

    February 21, 2012