Abruptly, it swept through our field of vision: the fact that neither associate editor Christi Craig, professional quitter, nor poetry editor Emilee Wirshing, born bearing a white flag aloft, could hack it at Noble / Gas Qtrly. The merest allusion to either of these two yellow-bellied milksops elicits the sensation that one’s meal has dug in its heels, has begun to summit. Isn’t it fitting, then, that our two former editors, noted invertebrates of pusillanimous deportment, exited through the vomitorium in the draft of our latest issue? Had these sentient two-weeks’ notices planned to abscond hitchlessly to their ignominious roosts without first tholing the cudgels of the public’s gauntlet hand, may we suggest, with some cheek, that those plans be revised?
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