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Little wooden house at t he edge of Caerphilly - Jacqueline Brown

a faint whistle from the kitchen

he put the kettle on before you arrived

you notice his wrist as he pours the tea

a button is missing from his shirt sleeve

you ask for a needle and thread

to fix the hole there

he laughs so wide you can see his molars

sure, he says, you know you can’t sew

Bio: Jacqueline Brown is an Irish-American studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been published in numerous places, including Tír na nÓg, Paper Lanterns, and The Madrigal.

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