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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

lie back

August 28 - September 1

soak in the joy of clouds

moving and merging above

sprinkled with swooping and

looping tree swallow specks

flying between the blue and the white

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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Sep 02, 2021

You know, when I look at clouds or think about clouds, no matter where or when, my brain immediately swoops back to Mr. Cope, the sixth grade teacher who "straightened me out". Every Friday the class would be broken up into three teams, two rows per team to play a game of "baseball." He had a 4x4 piece of plywood attached to the blackboard, painted in iconic green with white strips for the various field markings. There was a light at each base that would come on to represent a runner and three lights in the outfield to track outs. Only two teams played each week, and the captain of the third team would "pitch" questions from a box of…

Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Sep 07, 2021
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We are definitely cut from the same cloth!!

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