Diane Passero Standing in the Park

I am standing with my sister in the park. IT is raining, but we are not getting wet. She says it's over there. We begin to dig into the mud with our hands until we find two dolls wrapped in a yellow blanket. They are twins with hard plastic heads and soft bodies. Twin one has only the right side of her head. Twin two has only one arm and one leg. Give me the potion I say. I throw rose petals in the hole and fill it with gravel. At the dinner table I tell my family I am going to live in an orphanage and put my sister's eyes in my purse.


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