She Heightened My Awareness of the World and I Didn’t Even Know It Until Now

[Written for catapult magazine’s Sensory Experience issue From across the uncleared dinner table, my grandmother feeds me stories—how she ran opossum traps in the morning before school, how she gathered herbs on the Round Bluff, how she watched her little brother die of pneumonia. I listen to the same ones over and over, because […]

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