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Little Red Moccasins
She's remembering when 
her dad carefully traced
around her slender foot
the pattern of
leather moccasins used
for playing Indian princess
Tiny tot
dark gossy hair
shining in the sun
walking on tiptoe
so as not to get
those moccasins dirty
Picture perfect
she's guarding her
most prized possession
stitched with blue lacing
a gift from her father
she proudly wore
now look so small
If only she could
stay in them forever

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