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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This


By Mae Leonard

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This Details:

Published: May 2011
ISBN:      

Sample piece from I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

Optimistic

He stood on a rock
too close to the slushing sea.

I sat and shivered.

He cast and cast
with a fisherman's optimism.

I sat and shivered

He caught and snared
hook and bait, but retied and waited.

I sat and shivered.

I prayed a mother's prayer that some
suicidal herring would surrender.

I sat and shivered

and practiced what face to put on
when he cried out,

Hey Mom, I've caught one!

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