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Kindergarten

Oct 07, 2019 - Elizabeth Hibbard

He has always delighted in pronouncing the word Kindergarten in German.

 

Looking at his photographs of the girl, I feel the shameful burn of looking on my skin and the titillation.

 

A camera is a great tool for emotional distancing. 

 

He always talked at me, through her; it doesn’t really matter who the path of speech winds its way towards, he knows the of cadence of delivery that pulls on heartstrings and alludes to an otherworld.

 

Kin- der-gar-ten,  eyes glossed over, elsewhere.

 

A garden for children, where all the girls are dewy flowers in the sunlight, a white fence to hold them still.

 

I only have two voices, a feral growl or a high-pitched bell.