Well, Nate, as the mother ofa son, I cried at that last line.
And I whisked your lovely reading into some software I've been taught to use for minimizing such stuff as the background flutter which I so distinctly heard in the mp3 you sent, and here's the result:
what do you think?
I hope this makes it in under the wire -- this poem was just closed, actually.
I know what -- the collection was closed on Saturday, so it has surely missed that boat.
But this could go into the current poetry collection. Be sure to drop it in there, Nate.
And good heavens -- what project are you interested in?? It'd be great to tackle that background noise, but it cleans up well enough in GoldWave that I think you should carry on even if there aren't any adjustments you can make in your setup. Wonderful reading.