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Also by Cathy Smith Bowers:
A Little Herbal Primer (2000)
Crepe Myrtles (1998)
Learning How to Pray (1997)

The Atlantic Monthly | October 2001
Mystery of the Sphinx

by Cathy Smith Bowers
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"Marsh," Gabe would softly say and nod
toward the Red
Baron lazing
by a sunny

windowsill. She'd turn from her book
to take a look,
then both begin
to chuckle in

sheer delight. I'd look up too, but
all I saw? Fat
cat on a chair
just lying there.

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The Atlantic Monthly; October 2001; Mystery of the Sphinx; Volume 288, No. 3; 85.