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From Them, To You, Grandpa

I told you
I think somebody
hurt me once
when I was little,
but you said I was crazy,
and I believed you
for a while.

Then one day,
I recognized in a photo: me,
on that couch,
with those worn pillows,
and ratty blankets,
all placed on shag carpet,
sitting across
from you.

Brit Barnhouse is a writing studies student at the University of Washington Tacoma. When not writing about the ever-blurred lines between animals and humans, she can be found giving her dogs belly rubs or tossing treats out to the neighborhood crows.