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The Ledge Poetry and Fiction Magazine
Because your mother is the Typhoid Mary
of travel. Because lightning, blizzards,
everything but locusts, plague her travel days.
Because that one time in Minneapolis,
some pilot-error, failing engine part, or
threat of nuclear disaster necessitated
an overnight stay, she now refuses to fly.
Marquart, Debra, "Greyhound Days" (2011). English Publications. 153.