Her Dedication to “The Rose-Haired Girl in the Kentucky Derby Hat”

The title of this book,
“My Peer of a Jury of One”,
is dedicated to June McBride—
the one who made my life a hell—
the fire of which was quenched
with the icicles of her icy stare.
This book could not have been written without you.
Wherever you are,
know that you had an impact,
and will be loved and missed by no one—
not even by the child you never brought into the world—
your leaving of it the best thing that ever happened
to the one you brought into it screaming.
So sayonara, Lovely Bones.
Whosoever finds this book will know
when they dig up my daisies,
that I reaped what I had not yet sewn.

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