John Newmark 


On a slip of paper 
a child writes "aardvark" 
Folds it in half and inserts 
into the mouth 
of a clay creature 
his parents brought back from Prague. 

Nothing happens. 

He removes the paper, 
looks for the next word in the dictionary 
and begins the process anew. 
If there exists a word in English 
that will work the magic 
he will find it. 

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