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Creation (1997)

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Natural Selection


I give birth to myself
my own mother and father
for years I ran like a clock-work mouse
Mama says, Papa says,
when does Goldilocks say
I am
I didn’t stop
expected more from the umbilicus
never once got off the hook line or sinker
now before the world
I reach out

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Jake Heggie is an American composer. Read more here.

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