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April 25, 1995|By M. Lee

"I was not angry before."

I heard someone say that line in a movie

and it's all I can think of

I saw the picture again this morning

the headline reads:

"Her name was Baylee Almon."

She had just turned 1 year old

what did she do wrong?

Who did she hurt, that they would want to hurt her?

I mourn strangers

in another state

they seem closer to me for their suffering

Yesterday I was sad

but now it's as though I was untouched

I saw the picture again this morning

and it's all I can think of

I was not angry before.

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