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Monday, January 8, 2007

Ben, The Two of Us Need Look No More

Tabblo: Beauty of The Beast

I call you Beast
But we both know
That is a lie
For you are soft and tender and sweet
as my garden in July —

As a baby, you used to wear hats all the time
to protect yourself
And now you wear toughness
Third grader style
(A gap-tooth smile)
You put it on
Meticulously every day.
But it comes off at night
When you are dreaming, under
the faint glow of your nightlight —
Still a little afraid of shapes around you
And your little blue bear
sleeps with his eyes open
inside your curved flannel elbow

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