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Joe’s Run

The turn is hidden in a thicket of trees, the sign announcing Joe’s Run Road tilted on a crooked post. A hickory tree droops large-leaved branches and drops nuts that get ground to powder in the fall by cars and … Continue reading

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In This Corner

In the kitchen, eggs boil gently on the 1950 Tappan stove, water hisses in the battered aluminum kettle, and my husband carefully slices homemade bread for the toaster. The radio chatters quietly in the background with news of deadly riots, … Continue reading

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Cherry Picking

Four trees lined the backyard fence with Christmas red and green, and swarming in the branches all of us, the cherry pickers, scratched legs, shaggy-haired and freckle–faced, a gaggle of magpies chattering as we picked and picked and picked through … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday

Tire swing and tree house, toy cars and sand shovels in the dirt below, roller skates that were a little too small and a bike that was a little too big. cotton shorts and Converse sneakers reading in the attic … Continue reading

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Golden

This moment, coffee in my cup, cut melon in my bowl, cranberry scones, fresh-baked, on my plate, the morning sun still hidden by green trees, new-laid eggs in a basket, the first cucmbers on the counter, golden squash heaped in … Continue reading

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Streams on Dry Ground

Another hot day, This is the day that the Lord hath made, the kind that makes men drink too much and women short-tempered, where meals are cold sandwiches and drinks are iced, the dogs growl at each other and find … Continue reading

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Hot

Too hot to think, to write, to sleep,  to talk. The dog sleeps under the porch ceiling fan, the brown thrasher pants atop the apple tree; too hot for the dogs to chase rabbits, for the birds to chase bugs. Just too hot. … Continue reading

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