I met Elise this morning

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I met Elise this morning, at last
All four-foot nothing of her
Eyes like blue ice, pale skin almost translucent
a shock of auburn hair cascading
From a bobble and down the back
Of her shiny puffa jacket

An earnest-looking, amazing little girl.
With faintly furrowed brow she arrived
At Isaac's side, gazing intently into his face
And as she spoke I saw
A gentle blush of happiness
Illuminate his cheeks

The line of mini people clutching mini bags
Began to snake across the playground
Ready for another day at school
And at its tail in avid conversation
Smiling as they walked two special pals: 
Isaac and Elise
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