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Three Line Lunch: Dream Catalog #4: To Protect Her

a yearlong diary in three-line poems by Jeff Rogers, day 225

Dream Catalog #4: To Protect Her

Elise and I not husband and wife are kids, in empty carpeted room, awaiting punishment.
Adoptive parents come in with earplugs. “This’ll be a loud one,” mom says. Elise throws
A push-pin at her. I wrap Elise in my arms. “It’s okay,” I whisper, “We’ll get through it.”