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She was once a child

She was once a child ~
             happy
             bright green eyes
laughing . . .
             chasing bugs in summer lamplight
             tumbled in grasses fresh cut
             cowboy hat, scabby knees
             ponytails taken by the wind ....
laughing . . .
a
  n
    d
She was once a child ~
             berry brown suntanned shoulders
             freckled back
             begging dot-to-dot
lonely . . .
             lizards, horny toads and daddy.long.legs share her closet
             secret
             playmates in little jars and boxes
lonely . . .
a
  n
    d
She was once a child ~
             lightning rides on cracks of thunder    

fractured . . .
             knowing it
             comes on billowing curtains

screaming . . .
             shattered
                  splintered from this world

when once she was a child ~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006




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