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: Home from the Factory :

an excerpt by William Virgil Davis


After dinner, before he took

to his books, my father

opened his magnetized


knife and pulled tiny pieces

of metal from his fingers.

Small bubbles of blood


dotted his hands, reddening

the pages of the novels I inherited,

and have now finally read.



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