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I Want This for Him

Shh! I caution them. He is swimming right now.
They look past me trying to see.
One asks how?

Not sure I admit but it’s his world. Not mine.
Hero is holding a bird cage up.
Readying himself for a sing.

He fancies himself Mark Spitz and Adam Lambert.
That’s okay.
I want this for him

When we first got him he had no self-confidence at all
Now he has more than enough for three
I have never felt more proud

Hero wraps a pink feathered boa around his neck
and begins to belt out "Poker Face".
He might be better than Lady Gaga!

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