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  • I looked up
    into the blue
    where a whale
    the size of a city bus
    floated suspended
    in the sea of the sky

    I looked below
    into the brown
    where a butterfly
    fragile, petal-like
    with a torn wing
    limped over stones

    I looked beside me
    to see if you
    could see it too
    but you were far away
    traveling to another country
    even though you held my hand

    I looked inside
    deep inside, to the
    epicenter of me
    where a smile began
    to sprout and bloom

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