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Celebrate in Place

November 2020
Barbara Leeds

260,000 American deaths
Public health officials plead
“Stay home”
I comply

Alone on Thanksgiving
I set up my new cellphone
Watch livestream of a cousin’s funeral
Eat salmon

Thankful
For the salmon
The roof over my head
My health

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