Saturday, November 10, 2012

That had to be a different lifetime

The lone little girl
grows up in a neighborhood of boys,
finds herself wading through streams
catching hundreds of spotted salamanders
and dropping them into
the same small bucket
to watch them swarm.

And ten years later,
when you die of leukemia,
she'll regret tackling you
that one time
they played football in the snow
because everyone laughed.

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