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August 31, 2022 / barton smock

note to daughter Mary Ann, day of her leaving for Ireland

I will not miss you. I will, however, go into different rooms and wonder why I cannot name everyone there. For a chapter I have only the middle of, a title: Mirror that carries wind. Mary Ann, I am so excited for you. Loss can decode absence all it wants, the words you have will find other words to shorten the speech you've long been saying. Ah, my insufficient silence. Missing is not a word that covers enough ground. All the love, and I wish you the luck of no luck needed.

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