9.11.2010

sleepy girl haiku

"mama, rub my back"
i lie with you, noticing
the curve of your hip

imagine you grown
a woman, loving someone
a hand down your spine

brushing back your hair
kissing your little girl cheek
guarding over you

strength, grace, self knowledge
i want for you, and i will
fiercely protect you

7 comments:

  1. Oh, this hits close to home for me.

    That weird awareness of my daughters as future sexual beings.

    Way close to home.

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  2. Hi there.

    My daughter lives in a state of naked.

    I can't help but think of her future sexual being-ness.

    And I weep.

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  3. yeah. it's weird.

    also, i'm really aware of how different my kids' bodies are from each other. since they were born. that's really interesting and amazing.

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  4. Yeah. What Nigel said.

    Loved this.

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  5. this poem is so beautifully written and such a beautiful thought that it makes me happy and makes me want to kick some kids ass one day!

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  6. aw. yes indeed, to all of the above!

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