Dinner Time
Mia, Age 14, Merritt Island, FL

A simple row of buttons
down the child's front
sufficient and clean
bouncing against her chin
and the wooden table ledge.

A dancing line of plates
tucked neatly between clasped hands
whispering to the silverware;
gossiping with the trays
of a day's careful labour.

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