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LAce Posted Monday, March 8th, 2004
Becoming your father
Janus Raphaelidis

I have to use simple words,
Hoping that I can love

You more than I can love.
Already you are working

To make me who I am to
Become. These tentative

Steps, this clumsy voice, this
Tiny new beating heart in

My chest is feeling its way
Toward an opening, and

After all this time I'm realizing
I've been underwater, and that

It's finally time to breathe out
Your name.

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Posted by Lela Schneidman on Wednesday, March 10th, 2004 at 11:01 PM
thanks for this delicately rendered piece. i really appreciate how easy it is to read, and the flow of your words is very smooth.

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