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Wow! That's powerful imagery right there.
The reader can really visualize the scene he is describing.
A story is told with some mystery remaining.
Yes. We don't know what happened; just that "Something went wrong."
I love the imagery, Dorothy, but hate not knowing what happened. Kooser is so brilliant -- he was poet laureate for a while I think. P.x
It's all left to our imagination and although the imagery suggests something tragic, we could just as easily choose to believe it was good luck that took the family away. Maybe they won the lottery and moved to Aruba!