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A Little Herbal Primer (2000)
Crepe Myrtles (1998)
Learning How to Pray (1997)
The Atlantic Monthly | October 2001
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Mystery of the Sphinx
by Cathy Smith Bowers
"Marsh," Gabe would softly say and nod
toward the Red
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.
Copyright © 2001 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; October 2001; Mystery of the Sphinx; Volume 288, No. 3; 85.