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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Jared Carter

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Found in the weeds, this broken spoon
that someone carved
From walnut – meant to serve the noon
meal to men starved

From bringing in the hay, or who
were up all night
With breech birth – needed coffee, too,
before daylight.

Deep bowl and slender handle show
the even grain
Now cracked apart, from ladling snow
and summer rain.