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To my unborn daughter (age 20)

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February 14, 2018

I hope you find this world
better than I did.

And I don’t mean better air
or cleaner water,
although that’d be nice.

No, I mean I hope you see
the Love my eyes have not
nor will not merely by way
of evolutionary restriction.

I hope you open your heart
to the Love laden in everyone,
I hope you are overcome
with a will inexhaustible
to build a beautiful now,
only ever comprised of
a dreamer’s doing.

I hope I love you
and have loved you
with a love deeper
than I could possibly fathom
in my present youth.

And I hope you trust
that a deeper love awaits
after the end of every day,
giving you the hope
that you might find
this world
better than I did.


Hannah Arin is a junior at Pitzer College pursuing a double major in religious studies and philosophy.

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