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To make you smile

Give me your hand.
I will pencil a pinwheel to your palm.
Does it tickle?
I make the @ sign,
start with centre.
Slow successive spirals.

I will notice your yawns.
Tell you how to cure your hiccups.
(Tickle just in front of the uvula)

Obey your suggestions
as if they are commands,
because you know what to do.
How to speak.

I see you.

I will tell you that you are just like that girl
in The Polar Express.
One day, you will lead many.
And, I would follow you to the moon and back.


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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

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