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Streamside, May 2010
by Suzanne Comer Bell
Forgive us. We’ve been swept away with your children.
We hope to return when school is over …
only, we don’t know exactly when that will be,
for school never ends, really,
and now that this year is finished (or nearly so!),
your child will be handed safely to another one of us—
passed along like raindrops in this cycle of life learning
that we’re all a part of—
we feel so fortunate, so fat-gilled, to have been on
the tadpole end of this adventure, that
we wanted to take a moment,
before the next wave arrives, and
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