In the shade of our country

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

I am 7 years old.

The evening is hot on the concrete levee in Greenville. It’s so steamy that the the fine strands of hair that have escaped my ponytail cling in a paste of sweat against the hollow at the nape of my neck.

I am greasy, from crown to feet, with OFF insect repellent and the odor of DEET can be tasted in the air.








Old souls

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

It is sometimes most disheartening to have an old soul.

It is like a mourning for things you never had and for people you never knew. An old soul trudges around inside a younger body reminding it that it is lonesome.

For with an old soul comes loneliness. For me, Loneliness is a faithful companion.







Rain and rivers

By DANA LIPSEY COLUMNIST,

I don’t know if you noticed, but last week it rained.

Torrents of rain fell upon torrents of rain, and more rain followed that.

The sky’s blue got absorbed by a soggy, woolen, grey blanket, and the storms that followed seemed relentless.


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