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The women of my family have tucked themselves away for generations.

The women of my family have tucked themselves away for generations.

Here is the difference between a man and a woman: my mother cried after my father left.

Here is the difference between a river and a stone: the stone cannot change.

We opened kitchen drawers, threw out matches. Opened closets, threw out lighters. Opened mouths, burned tongues.

My mother taught me to smile without teeth. She learned it from her mother who learned it from her mother who’s husband smacked her so hard she swore her daughters would feel it years later.

They do, great-grandmother, they do.

The night my father left, I strung my voice from the cabinets to the broom bristles to the air behind the stove, heavy with cooled heat.

My mother pulled herself from the furniture and tore apart my father’s pear tree, branch by branch.


I look at the spindly trunk and pray for all the things we leave behind.

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