My Father's Words


My Father’s Words


In lieu of goodbye,

in lieu of I love you:

“Keep your speed down;

watch your distance.

The roads are wet—

take care.”

M. Stone

M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry and fiction while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, Star 82 Review, UCity Review, and numerous other journals. She can be reached at



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