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Simplicity, Part 2

April 12, 2012

as the place went up in flames
and the family watched the firefighters work
he fought back the panic
sadness, loss, loneliness
yet nodded with knowing
understanding endurance

two days later when the smoke had cleared
wading into the rubble
he found it
the corner where the kitchen used to be
slab of stone now laying on the floor
and underneath, unaffected
three cast iron skillets
the one on top an old gift
flat griddle for family pancakes
turned out for eager children

he dusted it off
as he carried it into his new life

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