THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT


Minor

by Mary Frances Gallagher

Illustration by Cheyenne Morris

published November 14, 2014


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purse-laden arm grabs rough pulls back sharply fear rush of regret and a fast retreat questions of bruises he spits into the air petulant child pushing his mother’s knee

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iris spies a groan of socks on parquet floor shudder at the shout your son hush papers rustle whispers grow louder to shred silence

käm-pluh-'kā-shun

ringing calls to clean up a house no one’s fault a coincidence purely luck and lack cannot blame his doctor calls to kitsch sterility covers a cotton blanket cleans walls with clinical precision