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Cucumber Fields Crossed by High Tension Wires by Thomas Lux | Thursday, August 18, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 18th, 2016

Episode 682 of 994 episodes

The high-tension spires spike the sky beneath which boys bend to pick from prickly vines the deep-sopped fruit, the rind’s green a green sunk in green. They part the plants’ leaves, reach into the nest, and pull out mother, father, fat Uncle Phil. The smaller yellow-green children stay, for now. The fruit goes in baskets... Read more »

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