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  • Knighted with new names
    The ones we'll always try to live up to
    The reasons we'll make time,
    make kites,
    make you more able.

    Just watch the way dad
    zings his punchlines and
    slides his shifty brows.
    How mom encourages wildly,
    overhugs and overshares.

    The ways that
    three-letter words
    will take us
    and shape us
    and sap us together.

    Unlisted in the paper,
    these monikers translate to
    unconditional.
    How foreign. How familiar.
    How very Mom & Dad.
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