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Season of Ash and Penitence

by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

He says he’ll celebrate
Ash Wednesday by smoking a carton
of cigarettes.  Before the sun rises,
he’s puffed through a pack.

In the early light, she repots
the plants and hopes
they’ll perk back to life. Continue reading

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