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Words for Robin

Eight years since the waters of my body opened
to release our son into the light of this world

Eight years since you tried to drown me, he
unevolved, fish-like, inside

Eight years in this light, but still my son
has spoken no words

And only the water knows why.

Words for Robin

Eight years since the waters of my body opened
to release our son into the light of this world

Eight years since you tried to drown me, he
unevolved, fish-like, inside

Eight years in this light, but still my son
has spoken no words

And only the water knows why.

Elizabeth Brico  28, Seattle

 
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