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Walking, feet wandering in old boots.  A smile curves her mouth, and she bends down to stroke a friendly flower.  Straightening, a fence post catches her fancy, and the shutter snaps.  A dog the color of her shoes follows close at her heels, and the late sunlight wraps them both in delight.

This girl is one who I love, the sun says.  She is one I love also, smiles the small white flower.  She is one I, too, love, sighs the puppy rolling in the grass at her feet.

She is one I have loved for sixteen years.  I watch her from my window, wondering.

photo by drewsiff.

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