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Stars Staying Safe

remember that feeling

of wanting to give your

first grade teacher


a gift

every five

fucking minutes?


a little box of

chocolates from k-mart

a homemade


whatever

from art

class


a fistful of dead dandelions

from

morning recess


on

and

on


oh

that feeling of

wanting to give


and show somebody

what

you feel


without wanting anything

back and only

then you'll


understand

stars

staying safe


that one night

at church as well

august 197something


i won

a giant candy bar

for memorizing the most


bible verses

at vacation

bible school


i almost

puked from the

excitement


no shit

stomach ready

to blow


upfront

with a construction-paper

crown on my head


reciting

all that wonder

for strangers and others


me some

biblical

genius


and that giant candy bar

the planet

i came from


ladies and

gentlemen

genesis 5:24

and enoch walked with god

and he was not

for god took him


still remember

that one

to this day



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