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We are counting on the magic,

Your little brain can conjure,

Through all that you’ve lived and seen,

Through the fear and the responsibility.
We are counting on your magic,

Imagine a coat, a cape, a carpet,

Infuse it with your imagination,

Turn it into a superhero, a wand.
We are counting on your magic,

To help you heal through this,

This violence you shouldn’t have lived,

This violence we couldn’t stop.
But we are counting on your magic

To raise you into kindness and compassion,

To still believe in human possibility,

To still believe you will be safe.
We are counting on the magic,

Of your tiny hands

That held and led tinier fingers across the border,

That fed and nourished your little siblings.
We are counting on the magic,

Of the sunshine of your smile,

To give us hope and will and courage,

To rid us of our cynical inaction.
We are counting on your magic, 

To redeem us, our shameless rage,

To forgive us, we let you down,

To save us, this world and human kind.

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