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  • This is what passes for a sheet of blank white these days
    A virtual page on the computer screen and
    A keyboard that corrects minor typos
    As they occur.
    The sensual sounds and
    The clattering chatter of my old portable Royal -
    Tap tap tap tap tap DING!
    Are gone but not forgotten.
    I miss them.
    Everett Rand has a fine old Olivetti
    Upon which he writes some of the friendliest
    Rejection notes I have ever received!
    I covet that funky organic ancient instrument
    Every time I read one of his letters
    I get old typewriter envy.
    Photo: Mineshaft Magazine #24
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