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The Baby Isn't Well

August 7, 2009
By FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

You know she isn’t real
Because the pads on her feet are clean
Even though she’s been walking
In the forest
All these years.

I don’t even know what this is.
I am confused,
And, inevitably,

All I have is the stupid cat,
But at least he isn’t going anywhere.
He just walks about,
Pondering the way the word
Falls so lightly out of my mouth.

It floats to the floor.
Like a leaf.

The author's comments:
The little baby is sick and unconsolable.

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