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by Jan Brown
When the levees broke, I was living in the lower 9th ward. The raging water pushed a river barge right through our street, smashing houses and cars like a water-borne Godzilla.
Nine years later, only three houses on our block are still standing; two of them are owner-occupied. Most residents never came back, but Millie and I did. We’re still waiting for our husbands to join us. Come the evening, we pace the floors and weep.
The third house is inhabited occasionally by druggies, but they never stay for more than a night. They seem to be frightened of ghosts.
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