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Between the Peas
They bought a house. That’s when it started. Lilly planted apple trees. John accused her of wanting corn on the front lawn. It was true. Lilly’s hands had not touched land for years and they yearned for it. Her small new moon fingernails pleaded for the dry dirt. The wrinkled palms of her broad brown hands cried to be covered in manure. Her shoulders ached for the heft of a hoe, a small one with the handle cut short so she could break the earth on her own. She turned the earth by the front door. She did not plant corn.
Her idea of a compromise was to plant peas. She…
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