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Ten Little Piglets

One of the new piglets was limping – a broken leg? Two others were trying to shove it away from the feeding trough. Three legs were not enough. The piglet toppled over. Four minutes later, up in the hamlet, a … Continue reading

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Play Life Play

We force our children to stop playing their games and to start serious life. “Stop playing”, we say, and “Come out and live serious life; it’s much more fun.” Only, we lie, it’s not more fun. In fact, I fear, … Continue reading

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Dropping Her off Outside the School (Pantoum with German line)

Being considerate, wie’s eine Mutter ist, she stops the car outside the parking lot. Being considerate, she does not insist, but lets it go, assumes the girl forgot. She stops the car outside the parking lot and dreams the kiss … Continue reading

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One Day

He cries hard on his mother’s lap, which he will not fit snugly anymore for all the plying of his growing legs and collapsing in fits of weltschmerz. “It is too fast for me,” he says between sobs and great … Continue reading

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