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If You Have Trees

“You don’t want trees,” the appraiser said, “You need to cut them down To increase the value of your home. Because if you have trees You will will have leaves That will fall and clog your gutters, litter your lawn … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

Bright sun on white sheets; on the horizon thunder. Black clouds pile with threat.

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Take as Needed

The neighbors put up hay today and in the field a Massey Ferguson rested on sheets of felled grass and all washed in the gold of mid-June evening sun while I, passing and with no camera, hesitated only a moment … Continue reading

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Midsummer

A tray with a rose, a glass, a wicker chair under a maple tree, and me in my nightgown because I have nowhere I need to be and nothing I need to do. In the basket at my feet green … Continue reading

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Blue Watering Can

In her front yard, a peach tree heavy with fruit, around its base a tractor tire filled with ditch dirt where she plants tomatoes in cages and waters them with a blue watering can; cigarette smoke hovers around her head … Continue reading

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One Red Sock

I took them off, two of them, as I sat on the side of the bed. I remember pushing  one off with my foot, reaching down to pull the other from my right foot. In the morning there was just one … Continue reading

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This

I gave you a name: Jonathan. I gave you brothers: four. I gave you my heart: one. I gave all I knew to give, and then you were gone. An instant, an ice storm, a truck, a phone call. That … Continue reading

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