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  • The Reprimand
  • Sara du Sablon (bio)

Do come in, he said. Ah. Yes.He rummaged throughhis rather cluttered forbearance;it took a minute to find hers,he had perhaps mislaid it.

She sat and waited.

He gave himself joking power, thenturned serious.I’m going to have to insist.

I understand, she said.

He sat sideways, one thigh hitched up.

Personally, he thinkssome of these rules are a bit much, butthere they are, rules have to be followed.

Yes, she said.

He applied his forgiveness, freely.

He enjoyed his lunch. [End Page 169]

Sara du Sablon

Sara du Sablon ’s poetry has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Ladowich Magazine, and Colorado Review, and she has received a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. She lives in rural NC with a cat and a piano player.



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