Kelly McKnight: lineage

Fall '06 TOC

buried in the desk were pictures of granddad in his coffin
blurry white lilies surrounded him
at 42, he'd had a heart attack in the tobacco field and laid down in it
he'd drug his left leg for twenty-five yards before he fell
carving a rut between rows of tobacco plants

years earlier the fluttering heart had alerted the draft board to pass him over

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