Mary Agnes Dalrymple
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The river has not entered the house yet. I pack framed photographs:
The Christmas Purse
You sit at your kitchen table, wearing a floral print house dress, gently turning the purse over
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has not entered the house yet.
I pack framed photographs:
dead uncles, and grandparents,
set aside ceramic eggs,
balanced on wooden stands,
to reach the wedding cake couple,
equidistant between two photographs.
in her borrowed wedding dress,
holding a bouquet of artificial flowers,
whiter than Aunt Rose Mary's silk skirt.
in his Navy uniform, bearing
the insignia of a Water Tender,
his cap worn tilted to the right.
the wedding cake ...