Axiom of Choice

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Baby girl, you’ve got such tired eyes –


this life has worn you down, sunk


its teeth into your spine, broken bones


you didn’t even know you had –


you are falling.


 


Baby, those eyes of yours – they beg,


asking favors I can’t give, making promises


you can’t keep. Fingerprint bruises


smudged dark by more than the mascara


running down your cheeks.


 


Baby, your eyes are hollow, your smile


is jagged around the edges and cracking


at the corners. But baby you, with your tired


eyes, you are beautiful.


 


You have never been lovelier than you are


right now, right this moment, as you wipe


the tears away. Take your tired eyes


and recognize – you are a fantastic


dichotomy, half blasphemy, half truth,


and you are precious.


 


Take a breath, let me breathe for you.


You deserve the world, you deserve


so much more. I will hold you while the sky


caves in, collapses, buries


everything you have ever known


and everything you never will.


 


Baby, I will wait with you, for you.


I will let you rest. I can’t give you forever,


but I can give you my word –


I’ll be here when you wake up, baby girl.

Created: Jun 18, 2012

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