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"Happy Birthday" (by Joe DiMino)

But your dawn into this world
Did not begin with light;
And then gradual—
Sun to rising…

A stretch out of dark
The blind of faith
Starts our only
Bright to visual—we are
Creatures born without sight—
Keen to acquire images
All to see ourselves
But only after
The midnight hour
No chime to awaken
At zero—

And the first cry
Really that
Of our mothers’—

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