At the Air and Space Museum

When I was
nearly six my


opened his magic

doctor bag:


tongue depressors fastened by

a rubber


one flick

of his hairy wrist

and lo!

we invented


Linda Pastan, “At the Air and Space Museum” from Heroes in Disguise, published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Copyright © 1991 by Linda Pastan. Reprinted by permission of The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.
Source: Heroes in Disguise (W. W. Norton & Company Inc., 1991)
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