Button Book

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there once lived four buttons on a pillow so dear, growing closer and closer with each passing year



something about them kept them all linked, but no matter the likeness, each one was distinct



the first button was dark blue, with six edges and stuck on with glue



the second was small and round, in multicolors of tan and brown



the third had more shine than the one before, the brightest button out of all four



the last was in a corner tucked away, she had only been sewn in last May



on this pillow they stayed together, feeling secure no matter the weather



but on one hot summer day, the brown button came loose and went on her way



deciding where to go based on a whim, she floated upstream and went for a swim



the button got tired and soon stopped in Boston, she didn’t realize how far she’d come from Austin



not knowing where to go and feeling alone, it wasn’t long before she found a new home



now she’s sewn on a coat with three others, a bead, a patch, a pin, in all different colors