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"Backpack Song" • Dora the Explorer (by Kip Knott)


A bullet-proof backpack tops the list of school supplies my son is required to have for his first

day of second grade. After much deliberation, he chooses a candy-apple red one with a blue

unicorn whose white horn shoots into the sky round after round of rainbow glitter.



Kip Knott is a writer, poet, teacher, photographer, and part-time art dealer living in Ohio. His most recent book of poetry, The Misanthrope in Moonlight, is available from Bottlecap Press. He spends his spare time traveling the backroads of Appalachia and the Midwest taking photographs and searching for lost art treasures.

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