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And my brain rifles
through my internal drawer
of office supplies to deal
with her distress. It comes up
with an eraser and white out
to delete the pain, a Sharpie
to scribble it out. Scissors to cut
it away. A pencil to write a new story.
A miscellaneous small marble
that could be used to distract.
And my heart lets the brain
carry on with its busyness
and meanwhile tells
my arms to hold her, tells
me to sit on the couch beside
her and listen to her fears
and let her cry until
the tears are done.

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