Application Day

Found In: Starting a Family

Tags: adoption

By Rabba Nehama Benmosche | Poem

You were born in my heart


A long time ago
I’ll say

I thought about you all the time


I imagined you here


I imagined all of your faces


And all the ways you could have been

I imagined you as a boy


and as a girl


I imagined you coming from me once


I imagined you growing in a love of mine


I imagined you in a hospital


            In a hut


            Outside

I imagined you crying


           And laughing


           And smiling


           And wondering

 

Your soul connected to mine


Before we had bodies


Before there was a when


            Or a where


            Or a how

 

And I always knew


That when the day was right


When we were ready


That it would be time

 


Time for that love


            Born in my heart


            Long ago

To grow bigger than anything I could ever imagine.