The child sucked on the orange,
then said a word it heard elsewhere
– ‘sucksink’!
‘Don’t talk with your mouth
full!’ admonished the mother,
‘Swallow your food first!’,
preached the father,
and then forgot about it,
but the child did not
forget the word, because that
was the most important part,
the word the man in the park
said to the woman, the word
that sounded like a sneeze,
which made the child laugh,
its mouth filled with orange giggles.

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