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Hunting for Glowworms

The fronds swim backstroke on the pavement wink silver at the stars like fin rays picked clean by the dark We step lightly on the grass stick to the main path clutch our keys and listen for another set of warm lungs The ghosts of girls like us are misting statistics Maggots winking in the undergrowth 40% will die slick with white mould their kidneys green-blue and shining.