A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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Kyle D. Craig – USA

My Spiritual Director

I can still see us standing there, me around the age of five and him nearing final retirement, inside the Church of Christ bathroom stall. I wonder what it must have sounded like to someone standing outside? To hear the lesson about the area between the water and the rim, how it lessens the sound when the stream doesn’t fall straight in, to hear a grandfather passing down to his only grandson the logistics of a well-aimed piss.

birthday anniversary
placing a Skoal can
atop his tombstone

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