A Hundred Gourds 4:1 December 2014

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Tom Painting – USA

Easter Sunday

Mother assures me that the young man at the ESSO will clean the windshield and check the oil when we stop for gas. I haven’t the heart to tell her that we passed the abandoned service station a few miles back.

her true colors
a tulip print


After several hours, we stop for lunch at an abandoned cemetery off the two-lane road that parallels the Niagara Escarpment. She spreads a blanket while I peruse the tombstones.

last night’s dream kiss coming up for air

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