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At Father’s Funeral by Ellae Lawton

At Father’s Funeral by Ellae Lawton

On a black-draped table before the altar, confined in a cardboard box beneath a folded flag–Father, apparently bound for heaven by post, next to the serious photograph in winter blues, so different from the grinning one in summer khaki taken at Great Lakes during Roosevelt’s war when I was five or six or seven. Luckily […]

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The Enemy by Ellae Lawton

The Enemy by Ellae Lawton

I saw the first Gulf War explode on CNN–- bombs bursting over Baghdad like giant fireflies gone mad. Newsclips showed the fierce Republican Guard our troops flew off to conquer though they were said to be invincible– but they looked like my son and his friends only Arab, dark eyes shiny as forest ponds, bright […]

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