For Leah

I look for you with the name I knew
when I was a child and you my teacher
but you have disappeared since then
hiding behind another name
as women sometimes do
and so I cannot find you to thank you
for the shelter and welcome you gave
to my younger self so afraid
the world had no room for me

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