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Better, But Not Great

The relief and shame of accepting government assistance.

I dress up for my appointment today, putting on earrings and a nice shirt. Tucked into my purse is a well-worn water bottle, a strawberry fruit bar, and a bag of salted cashews.

It is hot today. We exit the house and my back becomes wet with sweat. My daughter’s neck gathers small drops of salty dew. The…




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Jessica Zeek Krebsbach

Jessica Zeek Krebsbach

I write about marriage, motherhood, existence, nature, and other invisible things. Visit me on . Read more on .

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