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Home Town by William Stafford | Friday, December 02, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Peace on my little town, a speck in the safe,             comforting, impersonal immensity of Kansas. Benevolence like a gentle haze on its courthouse             (the model of Greek pillars to me)             on its quiet little bombshell of a library,             on its continuous, hidden, efficient sewer system. Sharp, amazed, steadfast regard on its more upright citizenry,             my... Read more »