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Sanders, Kay / That red dirt road
(2010)

Childhood twilight,   p. 28


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Childhood Twilight
Running through the shadows
in a game of hide and seek,
the thrill of disappearing,
the specter of being lost,
darting behind trees,
hunching beneath bushes,
air blue with the smudge
of distant adult conversation,
creaking chain of swing,
concealed cough,
a rustle in the branches,
a sudden dash to the steps
and we're out in the open,
home free, we think.
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