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Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019
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Mark Forrester
Hyattsville, Maryland, USA


Inclemency

November. My mother is suffering from a bad cold. My father, her husband of almost sixty years, pesters her that he wants to go out for dinner. My mother insists she does not feel up to it.

Instead, she prepares them a small salad. After that, she gets ready to go to bed.

“Not watching Jeopardy?” my father comments. “Now I know you’re sick.”

And my mother has not put the television back on since.

pooling
on the frozen pond
winter rain

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