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PrayerInMyBootByNaomiShihabNyeLastyearPoetNaomiShihabNyewaskindenoughtoallowustouseherpoemShoulderSasaninspirationforamorehopefulfuture.Thisyearsheisagaingenerouslyallowingustoshareherworkwithyou.MarkS.RubinSt.LouisCountyAttorneyForthewindnooneexpectedFortheboywhodoesnotknowtheanswerForthegracefulhandleIfoundinaeldattachedtonothingprayitisuniversallyapplicableForourtrackswhichdisappearthemomentweleavethemForthefacepeeringthroughthecafewindowaswesipoursoupForcheerfulAmericanclassroomssparklingwithcrispcoloredalphabetshappycatpostersthecageoftheguineapigthedogwithdivisionyingoutofhistailandtheclassroomsofourcousinsontheothersideoftheearthhowsolemntheyarehowgrayorgreenorplainhowthereisnothingdanglingnothingstripedorpolka-dottedorcheerynoself-portraitsorvisionsofcupidsandintheseroomsthestudentsraisetheirhandsandlearnthestoriesoftheworldForlibrarybooksinalphabeticalorderandfamilybusinessesthatfailedandthehousewiththeboardedwindowsandthegapinthemiddleofasentenceandtheenvelopewekeepmailingourselvesForeveryhopefulmorninggivenandgivenandeveryfutureroughedgeandeveryafternoonturningoverinitssleepReprintedwithpermission.From19VarietiesofGazelleGreenwillowBooks2005TispublicationismadepossiblethroughtheeortsotheSt.LouisCountyAttorneysOceinassociationwithlocallawenorcementagencies.Fundsareutilizedtoconvertpropertythataidedinorwasusedinthecommissionocriminaloensestoapublicbeneft.Notaxpayerdollarshavebeenexpendedintheprintingothispublication.