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Short Story: Pirate Spotting

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“Avast,” cried the child from the next aisle over. “Avast, matey!”

“Stay close,” I said as I picked through the black pleather boots on sale. Looking for my size in something without a 3 inch heel.

The child ran over, tugging on my arm with excitement. “I found a pirate.”

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Poem: Another Day

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I never imagined
Before you arrived
Of the laughter you’d bring
Or the joy deep inside
Simplicity’s lessons
Of smiles and of love
For the smallest of games
To the hugest of hugs
A trip to the park
Or a crawl down the floor
Bring curious wonders
As you enter new doors
Growing so quickly
Exhausted by night
I miss you already
Keep safe love
Sleep tight

© 2016 Jan L. Mayes

Another Day is included in my one and only poetry ebook. Every now and then, I add new poems in a free update to Gossamer: A Poetry Collection (2016).