Still Life

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Photo credit: Matteo Paciotti

My near-father’s tools lay where he left them, waiting, as though he might return any minute.  I caress them gingerly, not daring to use them, to move them from their sacred space.

With calloused hand, my husband grabs a hammer, as though it is his, as though it always has been.

“There’s work to do,” he says, so like his father that I have to hug him until he cries.


Written for this week’s Three Line Tales.  Thanks to Sonya for hosting!  See below for the original photo prompt.


Photo © Ashim D’Silva


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