Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000

Title: fourteen
Author: Susan Frankovich
Classification: poem, Mulder's POV
Spoilers: Closure
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Disclaimer: Unfortunately, this character
doesn't belong to me. If he did, I wouldn't
have let him go through so much emotional
agony over Samantha...

Author's Notes: The scene in which Mulder reads
excerpts from Samantha's diary to Scully really
touched something in me. This poem is my attempt
to capture some of the emotions Mulder may have
been feeling as he read his sister's words.

by susan
that's how old she was

old enough to think about boys
and have slumber parties

old enough to chat on the
phone with her girlfriends

old enough for school football
games and trips to the mall

she was fourteen

old enough to know pain
and fear and distrust

old enough to know what it's
like to lose everything

old enough to know death

she was fourteen years old

old enough to know she had
a brother who couldn't save her

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