The Intro

The Intro


Your name is Chocolate

the sweet underside of your Father’s thighs

the resonant color trapped in his eyes

your his laugh

cradled in a blue blanket

his words etched on the finest parts of your DNA


Lullabies sung from ancient Sanskrit he sang to you

while you were in the womb

but more importantly

you are everything he’s not

I apologize for the worry lines

that will plague your eyes

From the cries he will not hear

The hugs he’ll miss

Your name is Strong, spirit

that will not be broken

like the canvas on your Father’s stomach

or the pride across his wide back.

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