- Vol. 03
- Chapter 04
Those Not Here Any More
Their daughter is missing. See it in her eyes, askance as they grew into as habit from not long ago, the weeks after her youngest left.
He knows forthright, straight at you as the way to handle herding dogs, daughters, dawn, and raccoons clawing at the chicken coop.
He cannot yield over what he said to the girl who sought the dancing, lights, late night rides to town so much to climb out windows.
He is so certain of what he knows. She wishes her daughter knew how his kindness burned away in drought, bad seed, and the boy
who left first, after stealing from the lawyer’s office in town. She loves her husband still as women come to know men
over the long haul.