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(If this were a story


she would dance a thousand nights


in her wedding heels.)


But this is not a story.


(If it were, there would be a prince,


and he would return to her, or she would


wake, or she would be cared for


by the fairies or the forest or fate.)


But this is not a story.


(If it were, her belly


would split open, and her child


would appear fully-grown,


or they would be pinned to the night sky


together, shining with the stars.)


But this is not a story,


And there is no ending


in sight, just one step


after another.

Created: Mar 12, 2011

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