Taylor McMullan
Dec 24, 2018 · 2 min read
Asterisk Stars. — by the author.

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| Dreams hung in the sky |

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| — like shimmering fruit-|

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|- — ripe for the taking. — |

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| — But the thought of —-|

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| — climbing the ladder — |

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|-filled her with dread. — |

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| -—- -When she tried- — -|

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|-she’d come back down--|

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|--before the first star-----|

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| — - — signaled- — -—- — |

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|-that it was time for bed.|

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| —- Until one night — — |

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| — -— she chose -— --—-|

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| —to keep climbing — — |

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| — -— Rung by rung — —|

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|—-she traveled upward -|

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|— Passing the clouds — -|

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| — nearing the stars — —|

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| with hands outstretched|

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| — she held her breath —|

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|and prayed she wasn’t — |

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| — -—-just dreaming.-—-|

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Happy New Year. May all your dreams be lofty and bright. — by the author.

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