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3:48 Breakfast

By November 14, 2020No Comments

by E. L. Miller

My mother eats grapefruit every
morning before work.

She digs at the pulp with
a bent spoon
and juices the rinds
with her man hands.

She wears a black belt
around her mountainous hips
and tucks in her flannel shirt—

then goes to work in the coal mines.