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June 2007, vol 3 no 2

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Zane Parks

 

Seasons

Their mother lives with one of my wife's sisters. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail.

"I don't have to go. I don't know them."

The sister patiently explains, "It's your granddaughter who's getting married."

"I don't have to go. They didn't go to my wedding."

dry creek bed
the weeping willow
bowed down