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Walking around the Block with a Three-Year Old by David Wagoner | Sunday, October 23, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

She sees a starling legs-up in the gutter. She finds an earthworm limp and pale in a puddle. What’s wrong with them? she says. I tell her they’re dead. She scowls at me. She stares at her short shadow And makes it dance in the road. She shakes its head. Daddy, you don’t look pretty,... Read more »