"Have you seen a star?"
"Have you seen a star?"

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routheboat 17 | poetry and flash fiction
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a conversation between a dad and his daughter as they visit the local star center

"Have you seen a star?"

"Have you seen a star?" "Yes, dear."

"Have you seen a star?" "Yes, dear. Back when I was a little kid just like you."

"Have you seen a star?" "Yes, dear. Back when I was a little kid just like you." "What did it look like?"

"Have you seen a star?" "Yes, dear. Back when I was a little kid just like you." "What did it look like?" "Almost like these ones."

"But dad,"

"But dad, these aren't real."

"But dad, these aren't real." "That's why I said almost."

"But dad, these aren't real." "That's why I said almost." "Can you describe them to me?"

"But dad, these aren't real." "That's why I said almost." "Can you describe them to me?" "Well, it's going to be hard. But I'll try my best."

"Stars are..."

"Stars are... magic. Even though magic isn't real."

"Stars are... magic. Even though magic isn't real." "What does that mean?"

"Stars are... magic. Even though magic isn't real." "What does that mean?" "You know,"

"Stars are... magic. Even though magic isn't real." "What does that mean?" "You know, back then. Whenever I feel sad I just look at the stars and suddenly I feel a lot better."

"Stars are... magic. Even though magic isn't real." "What does that mean?" "You know, back then. Whenever I feel sad I just look at the stars and suddenly I feel a lot better. They gave me comfort even though they're so far away."

"Stars are... magic. Even though magic isn't real." "What does that mean?" "You know, back then. Whenever I feel sad I just look at the stars and suddenly I feel a lot better. They gave me comfort even though they're so far away. That's what I meant by magic."

"But they're gone now."

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now."

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now." "Just like mom?"

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now." "Just like mom?" "Yes..."

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now." "Just like mom?" "Yes... just like mom."

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now." "Just like mom?" "Yes... just like mom." "... Am I ever going to see them?"

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now." "Just like mom?" "Yes... just like mom." "... Am I ever going to see them?" "I don't know."

"But they're gone now." "Yes, they're gone now." "Just like mom?" "Yes... just like mom." "... Am I ever going to see them?" "I don't know. Wanna head home now?"

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