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Katie Karnehm-Esh

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire 1920 1533 Katie Karnehm-Esh

Do you remember those first days, when we’d walk from class to the cafeteria, chatting and laughing, but once inside, I’d veer off to get my food, and sit with…

Inheritances

Inheritances 1920 957 Katie Karnehm-Esh

I. My paternal grandmother lived in a brick ranch, with white trim and black shutters that didn’t close, in a small Ohio town. Her house was two doors down from…

Marigold

Marigold 1920 1080 Katie Karnehm-Esh

Mornings in Uganda are first the color of periwinkles, then roses, then suddenly a shot of brightest marigold. I watch it from my doorstep, listening. The caws of bright equatorial…