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WINTER 2019-2020


Geneva Hagar


I am here
making my entrance
on my back, floundering
like an upturned turtle
hands and feet sprawling,
legs spread apart
announcing my gender.
I am Here
I am like all the babies
in all the nurseries.
I am different from all
the babies in the nurseries.
I am unique
but they are also unique,
for every birth is a miracle.
I am here.
Let my feet wander the earth,
let my brain gather images in wonder,
I am worthy. I am extraordinary.
I am here.

Geneva Lillian Hagar was born in Brooklyn and has lived on Long Island most of her life, where she is inspired by her surroundings. She has a BA in Fine Arts from Stony Brook University, and is the author of three books, The Folk Art Poet, Moon Flowers and The Silver Tree, with the next book, I Am Here, in progress. She has been accepted for inclusion in the 2019 editions of the Suffolk County Poetry Review and the Bard's Annual.



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