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He & She, Circa 1929

Rating: 5.0
Here he was the summer of '29,
driving a coal truck from upstate down route
611 towards Philly. He bought
cosmos at a road side stand
with a few pennies and shifted through
six gears. Drifting in and out of sleep, the lines
of imagination swerved
as he thought of her waiting on the front
porch, snapping beans. Waiting for him. Just
him. He would go directly to her after
dumping the final load of coal. He would
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Michael Shepherd 02 September 2005
That's more like the real you! But I find 'arriving' in the penultimate line a bit awkward grammatically.
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Lenchen Elf 30 November 2004
Fantastic slice of life and warmth. Thankyou
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