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Mint Mornings

Mint Mornings

written by: Madison Randolph



The fuzzy hairs on the mint leaves made them sticky to the touch and tearing them from the stalk only made them more so. Isaac popped it in his mouth and sucked on the leaf before chewing it to release the minty taste. He liked how the sharp taste danced on his tongue through the gummy pieces of plant stuck in between his teeth. Somehow it was grosser to swallow than to spit it out in sputtering spats which dribbled down his chin. He stripped another handful and laid back on the grass, content to let it itch and irritate his skin. After a year of living in the hospital and two more in and out, there was nothing in nature that could stop him from enjoying his time in the sun.

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