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May Day

I only remember giving out the baskets
And receiving them
When I was a kid.
The last one I remember
Was when a mysterious ginger girl
Dropped one off on our porch,
Spun about, and fled
Back to her mother's car.

No one got a good look at her,
And we couldn't find a name
In the basket.
My mother conjectured
That it was Stacey McGill,
Who was in my class,
And that the basket was for me.

I tentatively nibbled on a piece of candy
In the basket
While it was being discussed,
But finally
A slip of paper was found
With my brother's name,
And I had to give it up.

I knew the ginger girl we saw
Was not Stacey McGill.

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