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


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

    That weird awareness of my daughters as future sexual beings.

    Way close to home.

  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.

  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.

  4. Yeah. What Nigel said.

    Loved this.

  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!

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


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