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The Yawn by Rachel Hadas | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 18th, 2016

Episode 743 of 786 episodes

My visiting tall son is sleepy. His sweet gape brings back his father’s yawn. Seeing our lost husband and lost father suddenly conjured up, I laugh. My son frowns. Does he think it’s at him I’m laughing? The cat opens her mouth to mew. The orphaned piano: it yawns too.

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