Application Day

mother and baby in silhouette on beach at sunset

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


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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