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KARI GUNTER-SEYMOUR Ever Since Cousin Kay Got The Cancer she props herself most nights coughing and spitting, waging her war against malfunctioning conduits, questioning what it is to live as if already dead– swallowing their potions counting her beads rattling the bones. Cursing the pin-wheeled zinnias, their reds and golds popping out of a mason jar like misguided jesters and the stench of loosely turned soil clinging to red skin potatoes tucked alongside fresh picked pole beans and tuna casserole, showing up on the doorstep hit and run, left by cowards puzzling on what’s left to be done. Memories are not lost on a morning such as this– familiar barking, sun spiking orange against the barn. Kay leaning there eyebrowless and paisley scarfed, the hum of children’s voices and bursts of heirloom lilac billowing through her kitchen curtains, their rick-racked hemlines snapping, rankled by the odds.

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Profile for Red Earth Review

Red Earth Review #4 July 2016  

Red Earth Review is the literary magazine produced and edited by The Red Earth Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA at Oklahoma City Universit...

Red Earth Review #4 July 2016  

Red Earth Review is the literary magazine produced and edited by The Red Earth Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA at Oklahoma City Universit...

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