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Robert Laughlin


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A homemade bookmark 
with hand-drawn bugs 
and a yarn tassel. 
25 cents wasn’t much 
to buy a little girl 
self-esteem. 

 

© by Robert Laughlin.
Used with the author’s permission.

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Robert Laughlin lives in Chico, California, in a Craftsman bungalow that deserves the attention of a well-heeled future owner. He has thus far published 150 poems and authored one book. Learn more about him at www.pw.org/content/robert_laughlin.


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69Dorcas:
I spent a $1 for a book mark a little girl made.
Posted 12/18/2011 04:52 PM
Jo:
Perfect. I'm with Anjie.
Posted 12/16/2011 04:29 PM
Anjie:
You got it! Where can I buy one?
Posted 12/16/2011 08:54 AM
Anjie:
You got it! Where can I buy one?
Posted 12/16/2011 08:54 AM
Gary Busha:
Yes. Brevity. A strong statement with meaning.
Posted 12/16/2011 08:20 AM


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