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Evenings with Angelica

Laying on the trampoline, the sky is closing another day despite the chill we are reading outside, the school books closed flipping the pages of a glossy magazine perfumed pages waft around living in a never-ending land of time sun has gone down the fireflies never dance anymore she fiddles with her three charmed bracelet a scotch bottle, a dancing bear, a lady's shoe street lights come on quarter after five headlights flood Angelica's brain flooded dry she takes a chip from our bag laying on her back and sighs "Did you see that star"? the house beside ours up far from us, a lady looks down in a pink night robe and shuts her curtains the stars wink at us the night tastes sour as a jawbreaker sweet in the center

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Date: 10/17/2018 8:52:00 AM
Wonderful imagery Nancy. A snippet of a moment that too soon will end. I love the casual feeling of this and the emotional sorrow of knowing that this moment will end. I do wonder about the significance of the three charms.
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Nancy Beckman
Date: 10/17/2018 9:08:00 PM
Thanks, James! That feeling is really what I was going for, how short yet long life is when you are young. The three charms are taken from a character on a show from the early 90s, My So Called Life.
Date: 10/6/2018 4:01:00 AM
Not only intriguing, but unique, wonderful to read this amazing poetry.
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Nancy Beckman
Date: 10/6/2018 7:46:00 PM
Thanks Harry!
Date: 10/6/2018 2:33:00 AM
This is intriguing. I very much enjoyed reading this and thinking about it. Kind wishes, Kai
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Nancy Beckman
Date: 10/6/2018 7:46:00 PM
Thank you, Kai!