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Yvonne Abraham

In grieving city, one can’t help but think ‘what if?’

Mundane choices separated the living from the dead. The line between those who walked away and those struck down was randomly etched, by countless banal considerations.

Run faster, or slower. Stand here, or there. Eat now, or later. Take the kids to see the big finish, or to the playground.

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