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Today my son cried
because the Titanic sank and there are no more
dinosaurs.
Agnosticism is no help here.
Better to believe in reincarnation
and find a velociraptor's spirit
in some supple living thing
or to over-pack like King Tut for worlds to come.
Instead I breathe deep
grasp at straws and small shoulders.
"But the turtles," I say. "The turtles survived."


Madelyn Rosenberg now owns a portable growth chart. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children. Her writing has appeared in Parenting, The Rough Guides Book of Playlists, LadyBug (for kids), and Other Voices (not for kids).


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