RIC S. BASTASA


TOOTHLESS LITTLE GIRL


the toothless little girl
smiles
it is not enough
to show to you that
this world is alright
that there is still more
to this earth
that hope is alive
that life is contagious
there is more
to what we are
and what we can be
the possibilities are
endless
and then the
child
laughs and runs
and chases
her own version of
her dreams

Submitted: Sunday, May 30, 2010

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