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April 2016, vol 12 no 1

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Stephen Allen

Visiting Family Friends

A long drive on back roads for another reason, the side trip an afterthought. But always welcome, as were my parents and grandparents before me. Pride in showing off the garden, this year almost choked with zucchini. I take a few for politeness' sake. Straight rows reflect a life ordered on a little plot of land.

shotgun over the mantelpiece
part of another story