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The Writer’s Almanac for February 8, 2015

February 8th, 2015

Episode 110 of 745 episodes

His heavy body would double itself forward At the waist, swell, and come heaving around To slam at his seatback, making the screws groan And squawk down half the row as it went tilting Under my mother and me, under whoever Was out of luck on the other side of him. Like a boxer slipping... Read more »