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On the Back Porch by Dorianne Laux | Monday, February 08, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

February 8th, 2016

Episode 488 of 786 episodes

The cat calls for her dinner. On the porch I bend and pour brown soy stars into her bowl, stroke her dark fur. It’s not quite night. Pinpricks of light in the eastern sky. Above my neighbor’s roof, a transparent moon, a pink rag of cloud. Inside my house are those who love me. My... Read more »

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