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Before he died: Clear-Cut by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.8.19

by Chanel Brenner  It falls from my binder, cherry crayon streaks ripen in sun, LOVE RILEY—   a valentine from my son, three weeks before he died,   cutout paper once a tree, before its felling and reduction to pulp.   I pick up the heart, hold it like a seed I’ll save   to

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