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written by: James Gabriel



the taut
plastic handles
cut into her fingers

a man loaded
her groceries
into the trunk

the hallway
is longer
than she recalls

stopping at
the door to dig
for her keys

she sets the bags
down and sees
the creases

on her fingers,
in her skin
fade away

but not
as quickly
as they once did

James Gabriel

James Gabriel

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. James Gabriel is new to poetry. Inspired by the small moments in life that add up to who we are as people.
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