Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Jeanne Bryner is an emergency-room nurse and the author of the poetry chapbook Breathless (Kent State University Press). She lives in Newton Falls, Ohio.
It rained last night, and this morning there’s a heavy mist hanging low over the Blue Ridge Mountains, like a Sunday dress over a grandmother’s sagging breasts. This is the last place I’ll work, the end of the trail, my final stop: Shady Rest Nursing Home.