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A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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Julie Warther - USA


Second Star to the Right


My daughter shrinks from my goodnight kiss.
"Can I get it?" she asks.
"No, Sweetie," I lie, "Cancer isn't like chicken pox. You can't catch it from Mommy."

Christmas Eve . . .
we scatter reindeer food
on the snow


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