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June 26, 2008

moving day

Pockmarked with nails, the walls echo. Dust clots mark the outlines of cozy furniture. The cat slinks in search of cover. In a long hall where once a toddler learned to run, flinging herself again and again on parents' knees, stacks of cardboard cubes are marked with one word each: "pots," "toys," "coats." The boxes carry away traces of Thanksgiving meals, birthday parties, imaginary villages, winter walks. A key in the lock, a backward look. Onward.

June 26, 2008 9:50 AM | category: none


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