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You know, she says, how in the movies
sometimes things are really bad
and you think they can’t get worse,
but then they get worse?
My daughter is telling me
about something that happened
to a penguin spy.
Yeah, I say, it’s like that
in real life, too.
No, she says, I mean the movies,
the way you think it can’t
get worse, but it does.
Yeah, I say, sometimes
it’s like that in real life, too.
She looks at me, as if I
just don’t understand,
and grabs me by the hand
to go into the bakery.
There’s a chocolate chip cookie there
just waiting for her.

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