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Friday, December 28, 2012

Before You

Self Portrait Reflection @ Chazen, #2
"Before you
is me, in awe of your
strength, love, and compassion."
Before me,
a life of pain
and misunderstanding:

ruined Thanksgivings,
uncelebrated birthdays,
merry Christmas assaults of
character and body,
first days of school in
“fat” dresses,
crawl spaces filled
with bugs,
desperate acts
to save everyone
but yourself,
thoughts of railroad tracks,
a mean calico friend,
misfit toy friends, and
more strength
than all of it.

Before you
is me, in awe of your
strength, love, and compassion.
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The Collected Chaff, v. 1.0
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