A Quiet Root

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“On Dying” by Christopher Nelson

My knees hurt today after
two hours of trying to fix
the dishwasher. It’s
a bullshit life, but
you know that. We come back
to each other to disprove
that fact, tasting the firm
buttons of your nipples
after the kids sleep, after a perfect
pumpkin soup, vegetables from
our own garden.

Read it in Radar Poetry

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