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The POM

Letting Her Go

If you don’t catch them, they fall

She makes friends in the park,
her hello smile an opening play.

Confident she climbs
poles in safe, primary colours.

Daring, she hauls higher
never considering the fragility
of her flesh, her bone.

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Alex Kilcannon

Writer, poet, outdoors instructor and Mother of Teenagers. I rewild kids for a living.