On Keeping Daughters from Drowning

By Dayna Patterson

Go ahead. Take them to fish on Saturdays at the pond. Bait their Barbie and Dora poles with the fluorescent pink stuff that stinks. Let them touch the blue gills they catch before you toss them back, fingers pricked by mean spines. Do this from a deck fenced with evenly-spaced slats of wood. The spaces …

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