today we gave
our baby a name

her name is jenni
(it was supposed to be jennie)
but her father got confused
in the delivery room
and she was screaming so loudly
he misspelled it.

the doctors said
her skin had a yellow sheen so
they put her by the window,
in front of the sun
for her to gaze at

(her mother says,
when you were a baby,
you were scared of everything
you cried
and you wanted things to go away)

and it hasn't changed
she remembers
her birthday
and she cries
like those first few minutes
when she realized
she was breathing

Poetry by anguisette
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Written on 2008-10-11 at 08:03

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Oh, this is simply beautiful.

Happy Birthday! this is great work....Wishing you a wonderful day.

Tai, waving at you