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Widow’s Fire

Search for: NEWS Widow’s Fire   On dogs of tarnished brass you laid our fire—lightwood and oak piled over paper. You’d spentall morning splitting logs; in your torn red shirtyou sharpened wedges, swung the maul higher,drove the steel true to the grain. It...

Villanelle with An Owl

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Puzzle

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