Bio Note: I am a retired academic and still would-be amateur musician held back from group play by the ever-evolving pandemic. I returned to the Central Coast of California after a forty-year absence because it is a great place to be, think, write, dream...
Our shed contains many kinds of shovels: flat, scoop, edger, garden, gravel, grabber, trench, trowel, even a pizza peel. The most important one is the curved steel round-point digger with a sturdy solid wood handle that has survived the decades and serves its practical purpose every time we must dig deep to drop dead dandies of dear pets into their final resting places in the yard or gently to lower the collected cadavers of our diminishing clan.
©2022 Charles Perrone
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