Bard & Quill
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Bard & Quill

Poetry

Shoveling

Photo by Zhang Kenny on Unsplash

Under my finger and my thumb,
the keys rest, snug as a rug,

Under my window, a clean grating sound,
when the shovel sinks into icy snow,
My father, shoveling, as I look down,

Till his straining back among the driveways,
Bends low, and rises yards later,
Crooked back, and sidewalks bare,
where he was…

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Matthew Donnellon

Matthew Donnellon

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Matthew Donnellon is a writer, artist, and sit down comedian. He is the author of The Curious Case of Emma Lee and Other Stories.