My worry stays

“The overalls have a snap, right?”

Lately Claude ends every sentence with right?

“Yeah,” I said.

“Hey, how come you say right? all the time? Are you worried that you’re not right?”

Claude looks sad and thoughtful. “Yeah.”

“You don’t have to worry all the time, you’re right a lot! I’m giving you a hug. Sometimes hugs make us feel a little less worried.”

“But my worry still stays,” Claude said, “it was still here at nighttime even.”

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