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Two Sketches (excerpt)

Mary Jo Salter

2. Footwork

Another night of musical beds:
parents always lose.
When was it that the two girls sacked
out in our room, feet to head
and head to feet, as neatly packed
as a new pair of shoes?

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"Two Sketches" (excerpt) from Sunday Skaters by Mary Jo Salter. Copyright © 1994. Reprinted with the permission of Alfred A. Knopf.


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