Tony Leuzzi
Associate Professor: Dept. of English & Philosophy, Monroe Community College
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They were leaving. Everything was packed. The truck

loaded and the load trucked off. The husband,

one last time, swept clean the sidewalk where each night

with his unmarried neighbor he spoke in low whispers.

The neighbor saw him sweeping, slipped

behind the house, and there­­—

beside the border bed—

the wife uprooting Hens and Chicks. “I

simply couldn’t leave them here.” And since she never

raised her head, he sought her hands and saw

before them—

like a dozen eyes torn from their sockets—

several shallow gaps in dirt.



 

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