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December 2005, vol 1 no 3

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Francis W. Alexander

Still Sheltered

I slide the drapes and watch the flakes fall from the sky. The snow appears to be level with my window. Earlier there was a news report that many businesses, including the courthouse, were canceling service for the day. The snow storm has given me a short reprieve. I'll call and inquire about the next landlord/tenant court date. Hopefully, my unemployment check will arrive before then.

the warm apartment
a thick layer of snow
on the mailbox


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