Dailies 7/5/17: When did hordes of sentences start beginning with So? – Alcohol & a rattlesnake – a confession – & the graveyard shift at Ace’s Truck Stop

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(Image from a blog entry at Dictionary.comWhy do people end sentences with “so”? What effect does it have on conversation? – Jane Solomon – 8/21/13)

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Naomi Shihab Nye – The Tent

 

When did hordes of sentences start beginning with So?

As if everything were always pending,

leaning on what came before.

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Mark Cox – Alcohol

 

In this faded family photo—
Horton, Kansas, ’36—
they are just two farmhands in overalls,
kept, by a bowed velvet cordon,

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E.J. Koh – Confession

Under my showerhead, I drink

the water to feel full.

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J. T. Knoll – Graveyard Shift At Ace’s Truck Stop

Speed popping, long haul truckers stretch, yak, and
drink coffee with locals searching for pancakes or bacon
and eggs after a night of drinking, dancing, gambling, and
making whoopee at nightspots like the Tower Ballroom,

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