Application Day

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.

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