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« on: June 03, 2019, 06:37:44 PM »

I remember a birthday party for my great grandmother. chairs scattered around a gymnasium, light stretching down from long ceilings. My neck tingles with chill, I hold a balloon. Yellow smiley face, paper arms and legs dangle and shimmy back and forth. Behind me, a kid tapping my shoulder I turn. Let the balloon string go. People pointing. It's up in the rafters, smiling down on us. Dad scolding, a tear trickles down my cheek. I wonder what will happen to it, banished to live in exile with the cobwebs and blinding incandescent bulbs until one day the air begins to slowly leak out of it and gravity carries it back down to it's linoleum resting place. Taste of thick chocolate frosting, smudgy on my face, fingers. Neck sore from craning I watch the balloon silently, say a prayer for it. It smiles. 
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