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blood-red moon

Please tell me you’re not working tonight The car hums, the radio is low. Most everyone in the car is asleep. I’m glad for it. As I thumb through messages, hers hits the hardest. Maybe because it comes closest to … Continue reading

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little bird

She comes in from outside and finds me making my usual mid-afternoon coffee. Tells me, “The nest fell out of the tree. I think the cat knocked it down.” I stand on tiptoes and look out the window over the … Continue reading

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what can i say

Christmas tree glimmers and sparkles with new decorations that we finally got around to hanging up. Boxes strewn across floor, spewing tissue paper, wayward hooks, and half-wrapped ornaments that didn’t make this year’s cut. Dad wrestles with one box, impatience … Continue reading

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