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Who will take Cosette to the big party? It’s either Valjean or Javert!
Menage a Trois
Me, my beloved, and the man in the moon.
I caught him, and I wouldn’t let him go unless he gave me gold. Ah, a Spring wedding!
How did so small a kitten get into a tree? Where did it come from? It fell out at my feet, and I have no answer except, “It’s mine.”
He laughed when I moved so he could sit with his wife. “After 48 years, we can stand to be separated.”
He sat and pressed her thin hand.
I met him in a bar in Washington, D.C.
“The only thing civilization ever does instantly is crumble,” he said, and ordered another.
“Bring me something for this gas. Don’t you know how to cook wild mushrooms?”
“Yes. I know how to tell the good ones from the deadly ones, too.”
The Honey Peace
Danger can soothe a turbulent spirit. Sky-divers know this. So do I, at ease in a buzzing meadow, my bee-sting antidote half an hour away.
Years pass. Now only the adverbs remain.
Leaves flutter down — red, orange, yellow — spangled with dew, glittering in the light from the burning house. Flames flutter up — red, orange, yellow.
The Pot Thickens
The TV movie was long, with lots of characters and a complex story. She was proud of how well she followed it. Then she realized it was the news channel….
The men took long blonde hairs Mac had brought from his salon and placed them on their lapels. Affairs meant the couch. Poker was divorce.
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