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Skid Marks

The basement of my childhood home comprised the entire footprint of the house—thirty by sixty feet. In the corner just left of the staircase as you descended was the hollowed-out remains of an old riding lawnmower. My older brother had painted … Continue reading

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The Girl From Far Away

Was it dreams or prayers that brought her? Magic filled October skies The train arrived with The girl from far away. Flesh and bone and spirit melded Youth with its ecstatic flame And talks I’d have with The girl from … Continue reading

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The Girl at the End of the Pew

The Sunday was hot and humid, and I was young. I sat in the back of an old church with friends listening to the distant sermon, enthralled by the girl at the end of the pew who rocked back and … Continue reading

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