a little girl at the playground screams-

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screams at her family, and for
distant lovers. for war-torn lands
and butterflies. screams;
softly at first and then she's
W A I L I N G…
crying for missed years and
stillborn kittens. screaming
at the boy down the street.
cursing her mother.
W A I L I N G…
and for what?
screaming…
AND
FOR
WHAT?!

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for little fingers caught in swing set chains.
(to which no one answers, or even cares.)