persephone

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    At Summer's End, Persephone

    parted the overgrown hedge. There stood the tree she remembered— still on its last limbs and still "self-pruning," as the tree-surgeon called it— still the largest sweet gum in the underworld. From the dogwood, berries dripped, bright as blood. A frog called out for company. The owl that hunted...
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