I suppose I have always been lucky …
My family & friends say I that mis-remember a lot
of my past. And maybe that’s true — for some things.
But there are also places & people that I will never forget.
Like growing up in a ginger-bread house,
or the Man with No Bones.
And, one thing in particular, my moms peculiar way
of setting the dinner table.
For as long as I can remember, my mother always set
the table with two sets of identical salt & pepper shakers.
Seems trivial, I know.
But we were only a family of four.
And it made little difference if only two or three of us
were eating that night. My mother would still place, on
the table, two sets of identical
salt & pepper shakers.
I recall one day having to stay home from school
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