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Regina Leigh

Slivers of cut grass stick to my calves and hands. Sweat soaks my bra. I am sweating. Not glowing, as Mom calls it. Sweating. I want the dirt, the remains of our lawn, off me. It hasn’t been mowed in months and is taking over what little landscaping we have. No one asked me to cut it. They probably won’t even notice I did it. I taste salt as sweat trickles down my temples and slides into the corners of my lips. Sweat or tears. I’m not sure which.

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