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Childhood Afterimages 

Tree at Glen Paul
catching on fire
slight lisp
blurring my words

Overbite
from birth
I stare at the sun
until it hurts

Red maple leaves
stir memories
of lost kin

I shut my eyes tight
afterimages
from sun too bright
dance like mirages
set on fire

Lex Valtenbergs

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