RUDY / by KR

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Meet Rudy
He was born 7 weeksish ago with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome). My friend and amazing photographer Greg Lawler visited Rudy with camera in hand Seeing Rudy, I was compelled to write this poem below:


I’ve only been here long
enough to open my eyes,
To find my chest open
To find my heart
Isn’t whole.

My eyes will
have to speak for me;
The fear, the wonder
The questions
and my strength
I’ve come to know far too soon.

these tubes and tape
and wires
I am