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Goodyear StreetShe walked by the old house
that contained her secret past.
She was taunted by the metal rail
freshly coated black.
Years ago she'd clung to it;
it turned her knuckles white,
burnt her palms with rust.
Three M&Ms, purple, pink, and blue.
Unable to be swallowed
swam below her feet
in the peach gummy goop.
The metal door still watched.
Heman, still trapped within the tree.
She tried to pull him out once more,
but it didn't budge, just as before.
She walked past the chain linked fence
towards the open field of dirt
where she'd buried her kitten
wrapped inside a Happy Birthday balloon.
Half the kitten's skin was gone,
burnt off by a firecracker
a neighbor kid had tossed.
She walked down the asphalt street,
reminded of the times she'd fallen:
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