Waking early and hungry, he leaves the warmth and comfort of his suburban bi-level house on Sunday mornings. My father drives, not to the closest bakery, but to one he deems the best in the art of bagel boiling and baking, and carefully chooses a variety of the classics- plain, onion, sesame, poppy, rye and pumpernickel. Several dozens, along with packages of cream cheese, are placed into multiple bags and deposited semi- anonymously on friends and neighbors doorsteps. As the sun continues to rise, and he is confident that others will be awake, he begins to receive something in return for his gift, a cup of coffee, glass of juice or a morning schmooze. The phone at our home where my sister, mother and I are still asleep starts ringing providing an audible trail of his visits.
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Featuring: Issue 102, published April 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Brittany Ackerman, Megan Anning, Mikhael Antone-D'Angelo , Azriel Cervantes, Connor Doyle, Susan Dyer, Rebecca Faulkner, Steve Fay, Bethany Freese, David A. Goodrum , Lindsey Morrison Grant , Jaime Greenberg, Stuart Baker Hawk, Ruth Holzer, K.L. Johnston , Marilyn E. Johnston , Andrea Lynn Koohi, Martha Krausz, J. A. Lagana, DS Maolalai, John Morabito, Paula Reed Nancarrow , Natasha O'Brien, Marlene Olin, Carol Ann Parchewsky , Josh Price, Jordan Robson, Jim Ross, Fabio Sassi, Sristi Sengupta, Oliver Sheppard, Jennifer Sheridan, Lynn Staley, Cheryl Walsh, Amy A. Whitcomb, Nancy Whitecar, Tracey Dean Widelitz, and Ellen June Wright.
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