NovPAD Day 23 (Family)

the little girl with the gobstopper
plays chess, giant pieces
she must bend her knees to carry

her brother almost knows the rules
and tells her what to do
when a stream of watered down milkshake
runs through the board

"you've already got wet"
he says
"at the beach"
he watches the liquid
puddle around his foot

her gobstopper falls out 
in moments of concentration
and rolls under our table
she picks it up and pops it back in

her brother says nothing
he has no rules
for gobstoppers

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