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The Million Dollar Wound

(Going home the hard way)

by Brad Reynolds

Suddenly, I was lifted off the ground, plucked from reality into Death's door.

I floated through the air without even realizing I had left the ground.

I seemed to stay airborne, like a seagull floating in an ocean breeze.

I could see men diving for cover, but I did not know why.

A cloud of dust rose behind me, and a bright light engulfed me.

My friend Hip was right, you don't hear the one that gets you