A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

Ponyo

My dad is dealing solitaire.

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By Dennis Mahagin

PONYO

My dad is dealing solitaire.
I watch, from across the room.
He doesn’t notice me there, lost in his game.
He’ll win this one, and make like he doesn’t care.
How young he looks!
In a few seconds, he’ll catch his card,
the game will be done.
He’ll shuffle the cards and start over. He’ll ask me how long
I’ve been standing there,
and…

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