I got off the plane 90 minutes before midnight and no one spoke as I walked with my head down from the gate to the pick up area. My mask came off as I deplaned and entered Florida. The air was thick and hot, like I suppose Florida always is in the summer months, but I felt that I had wandered into a sauna and braced myself for the coming heat. When I finally found my brother’s car, waiting in the airport traffic, I threw my bags into the trunk, got into the passenger seat and demanded that we leave…










Sam Fuhrer

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