I woke up.
I was falling through the rivers,
I managed to reach a shore
I slapped myself
I found a rock
and hit my head against it.
I was lost and didn’t know why.
I was lost and didn’t know where
I came from or where
I was going.

I was found by this wonderful woman who took me in.
She taught me the ways of this world.
Its language.
Its ways.
They felt alien to me.
I think sometimes she sensed I wasn’t from this world.
But she knew I was hers.
Her project. I gave meaning to her life.
She taught me to be a person from this world
but she had to let me go.
She knew she taught me all that I would want to learn.
She could not keep me.
I went into a wide and unfamiliar world
that shall never feel like home.
Then I woke up and I was born.

Gal Lo Leggio ~ date unknown

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