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I Named the Stars for You:: Blue Fifth Review

Originally at Blue Fifth Review:: The Huguenot cemetery where we kissed for the first time. Crouched in the shade of a broken gravestone, I brushed the hair from in front of your eyes and let our lips meet.

I Named the Stars for You:: Blue Fifth Review

Originally at Blue Fifth Review:: The Huguenot cemetery where we kissed for the first time. Crouched in the shade of a broken gravestone, I brushed the hair from in front of your eyes and let our lips meet.

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The Chirr of the Cicada

The great horned owl is running scales in the avocado tree. Dark, it is. Pitch. The mother’s birthday, tomorrow. She’ll doubtless not remember, stuck as she is in the nursing home. Year to year, I forget the exact date, too. Ungrateful child. Speeches to students, setting expectations, parameters, boundaries of respect and care. A hundred small Hass avocados from the fence line. Three for two…

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Days to first day of school year: 3

Cups of coffee: 2

Pages written: 1

Books read: 1

Messy offices: 1

New staff ID cards: 1

Cash in pocket: $6

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