Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Napowrimo April 17

Stage Lights

The late afternoon sun catches the petals,
lights them like pink lanterns
and suddenly, my daughter appears
as if slipping out of the picture
in her lavendar-blue prom dress
not to return to twelve years ago,
but to start a theatre of pictures
from laughing, toe-catching baby,
cartwheeling six, faster and faster
to bicycles and skis
and always her very own legs,
her spirit running
her own two deft feet.

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