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10. Speculate about why the artist created this work.


in a watercolor sky—
just for fun
the kindergartner
adds a tiger


little boys
with their heads together
drawing stick figures
killing stick figures


big, brightly glazed
ceramic butterfly—
at the end of class
I try but can't remember
which child didn't take it home


Author's note: Sometimes the "why" is beyond speculation."Rainbow" was published in Moonset, November 2007.