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Gun Metal Blues

Posted to Poetry

Please tell me the baby belongs to you
I look into her gun metal slate blue eyes
And wonder, this child o' mine
If she will ever have the sense
Of belonging in this mess
For it would explain a whole lot
If there was a syringe filled to the top
With hundreds of years of life
Not a question of my time or thoughts
That sent me into delivery
Bearing the gifts we made