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BRANDON MEHRTENS

Exceeding Expectations

 

I’m not all that you hoped for

at all what you dreamed

a little less than expected

or different it seems

 

I took my time to

reach

milestones

it took some time to

teach

milestones

I’ll probably never get a handle on speech

but
I know that you know in your heart that I know almost every word that’s been spoken around me

the things that I know spin around in my mind and they bustle and bump

and rustle and grind

then they settle and nestle, relax and unwind

till finally

it

all

makes

sense
I’ll never play rugby or cricket or hookey

I’ll not dry the dishes

or mow lawns while you watch

from a hammock with a beer thinking

‘That’s my boy!’

 

not the same that you hoped for

not the same as you dreamed

but I know that you know I’m much more than it seems

I’ve exceeded your hopes

 

and you

have exceeded

mine

 

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