Child Loss

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It first arrived in my life the day I was born It wasn't there for me, God's breath still fresh on my skin It was there for my parents, eyes clear, paw raised in reassurance as if to say “know this child will be able.”
  Kalenjin Dream   Hello, goodbye my cherub son Though you never saw the light of day Your light shines brighter than the stars
Nine years and twenty five days old             That's what you'd be now, what you are now             Fifty two days our hearts beat as one             Your only heartbeat I knew was your last
I saw your little hand. And I dreamt of us, Building castles in the sand. I saw your little feet, And I knew our strong love, I could always keep. I saw your little nose. And it wasn't you
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