waking up

little one stirs.

wake.

locate slippers.

approach

small standing shadow.

those arms always,

always raised,

waiting.

scoop.

embrace.

sweep hair

delicately

away.

breathe

the warm,

ripe,

sweet,

scent of sleep.

pause.

promise.

commit

to memory.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “waking up”

  1. pause, promise, commit to memory
    Love, love, love this.
    You brought back memories of my oldest daughter. She drove herself here for dinner from her place an hour away. She will be 21 in a few weeks.
    xo
    Pamela
    and one more time, love this, the no capitals makes for a more gentle poem

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