Sunday Light and Word – Parallel Harmonies

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They fought over saddles, over .22 rifles, over rabbits they would shoot. Rabbits, you see, proliferated as the dust cut the land into nothing. Nothing but rabbits. First time I spoke to him, his wife said, hold on he’s got to get his ears on. Rabbits. His son became a surgeon. And everyone had opinions about the times they had met the boy. I didn’t know any of them. I only knew the one guy, who got saddle sores every summer down there in Texas so he never rode a goddamned horse again. He drove.

 

 

by Henry Armistead Cherry

About Hank Cherry

Hank Cherry works as a photographer, filmmaker and writer in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Slake, Southwestern American Literature, Poydras Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books and he writes a column about the history of jazz for Offbeat. He is in post production on his first full-length documentary.
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