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Broken Family

By Michael Tugendhat

She brings
a translucent

bottle to drink
herself to sleep

into a dead
escrow account

she shovels her husband
and his kids

social security
numbers

and his
timeshare.

She’s downstairs
fingering the wine bottles

pulling the labels off
nude glasses.

There, in that cellar
she dials down the thermostat

wraps herself in merlot
and waits for the wine to age.

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