Hello, Life (1958)

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We watch the children as they line up for the bus one-by-one. As you voice your last concern, the windows clack. Goodbye, Mom. Dorothy meets us at the front door after school. She’s reciting plants: Azalea, the birch, the linden and the saucer magnolia, her favorite. We watch the children as they line up for the bus. You tell your last concern—the windows shut. Hello, life.


from The Death of Samuel Miller, released June 27, 2014


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