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  • I'm sorry
    I broke your water
    pistol, but I wanted to see
    if it would bounce. Instead
    it shattered, a day-glo
    plastic orange super
    nova on concrete. I felt
    the impact with every
    ounce of my seven year
    old frame and knew I'd
    broken more than a toy.

    I remember the look
    on your boy face,
    as we stared
    at the fragments.
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