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Fly


ISSUE:  Summer 2010
A man wearing a Yankees cap tosses a toddler into the air as she laughs. The toddler is wearinga white dress and tiny sneakers. Behind them is a large, brick public housing complex.

Father, you make me fly,
raise me above you,

from where I can see
that there is a world

beyond this broken street.

You hold me high,
and I giggle at how

together we defy
the magnet of this earth

that has held you down,

dragging you
so low, dear Lord,
so, so low.

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