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Lost & Found Innocence

byAgnes Musa

Smashwords Edition

Copyright Agnes Musa 2012

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Natalie lies on a stretcher wearing her pink and white dress and the lovely brown sweater. The braids have been cut off and a brutal haircut is all that is left of her once beautiful hair. Her face looks lighter, peaceful. I touch her body. It is cold and indifferent, the body of a stranger. Nat does not turn her head to acknowledge my presence. She lies like some huge doll in a department store - with a price tag. Only, the tag on her is not a price tag, but a body tag. Natalie is dead.

I look at her body on the stretcher. Here lies someone who taught me to be myself by not being the teacher and role model I wanted her to be.

My heart breaks with the death of some people

And mends with that of others.

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