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April 27, 2015

she is restless
her curiosity thwarted
by her overly practical dad
trying to get dinner on the table
she needs to know How This Works, now
why this battery won’t fit inside that watch
her father’s explanations entirely unsatisfactory
so he takes a breath, pauses a beat, grabs some tools
her grin stretching wide at the assortment of tiny screwdrivers
her pride evident at knowing just exactly which one will work best
and when the back comes off, exposing the works, her head eclipses it
fingers pointing, shoulders unburdened, tongue loosed, questions answered

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