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  • Emily Ellet

By the Lake

beside water’s lap she bows her head alone with herself and her dreams

suspended in an afternoon hazy summer sun sighing in harmony with her melancholy and a questioning duck she paints her nails with the satisfied certainty that he will find her there, and thus – taken with the storybook picture woven of solitude, devotion, and glitter – begin her happily ever after

after all, she is twelve

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