The Lark
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The Lark

Intrusive Nostalgia

Memories — a short story

“Leaves” by the author, three sequential leaves placed upon watercolor paper dyed with tea and coffee. All leaves are botanical found objects.
“Leaves” by the author, botanical found objects on watercolor paper dyed with tea and coffee.

I grew up in the kind of town you leave behind. The ones selling pickled eggs at the rundown, redneck-owned gas stations where the floors hadn’t been swept in a good five years and no one had inclinations toward mop usage. Places that didn’t warrant specks on a paper map where Invasive bamboo hid people’s marijuana crops and teenagers at night, when not making out and playing drunken…

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