Do You feel the way I feel,
Now as I cradle her, her first breaths
Inhaling a new world?
My new creation fidgets,
Restless for the newness of what I find worn.
Do You feel the inexplicable
That I, the first human she has ever seen,
Imprisoned by her amethyst eyes,
Do You feel this ache which feels like heartbreak
In its depth,
But richer and more hopeful than the first day of
When I cry?
Do You treasure me this way
When You hold me?
This is a prayer
For all of us fatherless
And for all of us failed fathers
That You will hold us
Closer than I hold her tonight.
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