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by Tom Gauld 
❝ She serves me a piece of it a few minutes
out of the oven. A little steam rises
from the slits on top. Sugar and spice -
cinnamon - burned into the crust.
But she’s wearing these dark glasses
in the kitchen at ten o’clock
in the morning - everything nice -
as she watches me break off
a piece, bring it to my mouth,
and blow on it. My daughter’s kitchen,
in winter. I fork the pie in
and tell myself to stay out of it.
She says she loves him. No way
Could it be worse.

— Raymond Carver, My Daughter An Apple Pie


Abandoned 80′s style Burger King restaurant. Governors Island, New York

Women bask in the sun beside oil pumps, Padre Island, Texas. April 1980.Photograph by Gordon Gahan, National Geographic Creative