Wherein the bearded lady gives thanks and makes a wish

Hydrogen peroxide.
Hot roasted chestnuts from Benji at the gates.
Thirteen years of normal girl memory: a before.
Ramojah’s tiger eye, open even as he dozes.
Novels and other tunnels.
Candles that smell of home.
The payphone ringing home.
A hearth, a shedding cat, a boyfaced man, and a cupboard full of brushes.

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