little one

2008-2009 school year 024

I see you curled there
in the space that is mine –
the space so big and you so small.

Your hair is wild
with the day's play.
The tea party's over but you're still gowned

in the mint green
frock you say is your favorite,
the taffeta and silk skirting surrounds. 

I see you curled here
in these arms that are mine –
the space so big and you so small.

Your eyes are startled
but you see it is me –
sleep-drowsy smile plays across your lips,

your eyes drift off
to the dreams you just left,
your body nuzzles deeper in the warmth of my chest.

I see you curled there
in the bed that is yours –
the space so big and you so small.

Your hands tucked
familiarly under your cheek
tiny toes crossed atop the pink sheets.

You draw up your knees
and whisper I love you
as you fade once again into the shush of sleep. 

I feel you curled here
in this heart that is mine-
the space so big and you so small.

2008-2009 school year 025 

for Kaelyn

22 thoughts on “little one”

  1. How touching. She is such a gorgeous child, and you and Frank have no choice but to be insanely in love with her.

  2. What a post to read to start my day. She is beautiful, you are beautiful and so lucky my friend.
    I miss you too! We have to get un-busy at least to stop by a minute or two to check in , deal? xoxoxoxoxo

  3. She is absolutely delicious. It must be hard not to just stare at her all of the time.
    You know that you are a smart one, but just in case you forgot, I gave you a kick-ass blogger award.

  4. Thanks for these posts that remind me why I’m doing all this. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it. You always assure me it is.
    (Done with my Journey Through Moxie, by the way. I need more – so get to writing!)

  5. Thanks for these posts that remind me why I’m doing all this. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it. You always assure me it is.
    (Done with my Journey Through Moxie, by the way. I need more – so get to writing!)

  6. Man alive – that is real tear jerking stuff Moxie (in a great way) *sniff sniff*
    Thank you for reminding me why I am on my journey and what I stand to gain at the end of it! 🙂

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