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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 2, June 2017
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Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York, USA


Final Trip

Telephone calls after ten p.m. are a nuisance. It’s too late to be chatty and friendly. Telephone calls in the middle of the night or very early in the morning are dreaded. The call comes neither early, nor late—nine a.m. I had seen Mom in October, when days were golden and her prognosis promising.

battered suitcase
November enters
through the seams

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