“What I miss though, most of all”
Can’t get flour or yeast
Or even toilet tissue.
But shortages of goods
Are not at all my issue.
Masks, long lines, no films,
I can endure these trials.
What I miss though, most of all,
Is seeing people’s smiles.
— Laura R Fliegner
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Dedicated to long-time Upper West Sider Dr. Barbara Bulow.
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