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  • Elizabeth Dolan

The Healer

Four-year-old David who has Downs snuggles into three-year-old Tommy’s chest like a Maine coon cat. He pets Tommy’s head flubs his lips on his pale cheek and laughs with so much heart at the noise it makes, he warms ours. Even though he knows Tommy cannot move nor speak, unlike us he does not give up hope for him maybe recalling when he himself sipped air raggedly through a trach and could not pedal his trike but how last night in falling twilight he did. Published on the Ancient Paths Facebook page on September 28, 2019

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