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Wednesday Prose Poem: what’s in a promise?

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Am I going to die? asks the child. And you say — no. Like a reflex, a knee jerk of despair. The idea of it a swell that would finish you.

Do you promise? Is what comes next. The guarantee from absolute authority,
which right now is you — as laughable as that is. You, with only the advantage of years, each one as unruly as the next.




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