Copyright © 1997 Walt Zientek
She had come to hate Autumn. Cold and gray. The colorful leaves, now a
She dropped a tape into the VCR. Old home movies made into video. A
The screen showed her own back yard. In Autumn. In the corner stood
"God," she thought, "How long ago was that?"
A giant pile of leaves had been built nearby. A leggy pup ran into view.
The pup emerged. And then a little girl with long blonde hair. And then
"Hi Mommy!" they shouted on the silent film. They waved and the pup ran
"Hey Mom! Hey Mom! Come and look at the dog!" she heard from out back.
She stepped out onto the porch and looked out toward the shed that had
A giant pile of leaves had been built nearby. A different, leggy pup ran
"Hi Mom!" the girls shouted as they waved.
She raised her hand and waved back and smiled her biggest Mother's smile.
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