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You see, there used to be a penguin.
I wasn't so lonely back then.
Not as much as now.
I used to wonder what a funny little creature could have done to end up like me.
She must have not liked penguins.
But the penguin is gone now
Like I said before.
The ice around him melted a long time ago.
one day, the penguin went and waddled away.
But, I'm still here.
They Came and Cut Our Arms OffI'm almost there,
I can almost reach you.
Just reach out a little more.
I can almost reach you now,
I'm almost there!
(Just wait a little more.)
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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