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What We Want

Do you want to see my starfish? the small boy exulted, flauntinghis treasure before usand everyone else on the beach.We smiled and paid himour attention    butcan anyone own a starfish(or a husband or a child)?We brandish our birthcertificates and fileour contracts, but all we really haveis our own being and a few chancesto fathom the depth of that oceanbefore the last tidegoes out. What we want won’t matter, then, and even our prized craniums will deposittheir contents on the sand.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .Oh, wouldn’t it bedivine if a small boy found our bonesworth acclaiming.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .© Carol Wiebe, Aug, 2010

Do you want to see my starfish?


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