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  • The cool intricate husband. Mutual. Exhaustion. Taking care. We drive, we bake, we write, we work, we go endlessly to the grocery store, to the transfer station, the gas station, the gym, schools, pools, libraries. My husband as a cool interloper. "Scruffy-sheik." A television-watcher. A widower. An avid not-home-repair guy. Who wore clogs his senior year of high school. With perfect vision, perfect aim. & timing. An archivist. Who alphabetizes the books on the shelf. Stir fries and recalls while recalling.
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