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a poem for gabby

by Octavia McBride-Ahebee

on monday

the school yard swelled

with hysterical enterprise

spawned

by you.

limbs,

l o n g,

root-like,

a kaleidoscope of browns

catapulted

by your example,

depaved belligerent asphalt;

their mounts and dismounts forged new greenbelts

-4 inches wide-flanked

by spotters of white

sage and fennel.

these uniformed girls and boys abandoned

in

the

bottom

of the national vault h

bro e l o s g

k o e i

vaulted h

into a humid morning,

into180 degrees of protracted splendor.

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Mi Sueno Vivo