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A Hundred Gourds 2:2 March 2013
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Adelaide B. Shaw - US


A Date


He was tall. Sandy colored hair that had a slight wave and poetically handsome, A Byron, a Shelly, an Ashley Wilkes.

I should have known when he said, “A movie’s too long; I don’t like miniature golf; I’ve had enough coffee today. Let’s just go for a drive.”

I should have known when he left the convenience store with a six-pack of beer.

I should have known when he parked the car he would want more than a kiss.

I should have known that after I told him, “No. Take me home,” he would not call again.

peak autumn–
the brightest shade of red
on poison ivy




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