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Edison Street Excavation They couldn’t leave the farm behind when they moved to our block the whole unruly lot of them— aunts uncles cousins coming and going coupling and uncoupling and always clinging to them the memory of the plow It was a post-war suburb square faceless brick perfunctory lawns but on an extra lot they grew corn and beans and grapes and built a shed one side for chickens the other for a mule The youngest girl and I played forts and fantasies in the brambles by the tracks that traced their plot a daily train clattering by at 5 o’clock rousing the dogs telling us day was running down Still the hint of fields hovers somehow in the air the almost smell of dry straw faint scratch of chickens bramble’s prickle on a child’s remembered shin ~ Sally Zakariya

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Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review Volume 3, Issue 1

FLAR Volume 3, Issue 1 Fall / Winter 2015  

FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

FLAR Volume 3, Issue 1 Fall / Winter 2015  

FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.