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Glass Doors - Jan. 12, 2024

my grandparent’s house had glass doors

to close off the living room


in those days a fireplace

was the only source of heat


I imagine them blanketed together

during a blizzard


survival was different then

forbearance a strategy


the warmth of the body

far more important than

the comfort of a person


even though the night before

he’d huddled with his mistress


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