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If only she’d looked out the window at her son who played in the yard that day.

If only she’d noticed when the man poked his head out from behind a tree.

If only she’d seen his toothy smile, his wide eyes, dark with intention.

If only she’d heard the words he spoke to her boy.

If only she’d seen him slip his hand into the man’s.

If only she’d seen the man spot her through the window and wiggle his eyebrows.

If only she’d noticed them disappearing into the treeline.

If only she’d not mistaken that shriek for an animal’s call.

If only….

That was what she’d planned to say when the investigators asked.

She smiled and sighed with relief.  If only she’d come up with this plan much sooner.

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