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Motherhood Week 182

Sitting on a bench in the rain

watching our umbrella fly away,

the long summer grass 

shadowed by the looming storm.

 

Silent smiles

Understanding

No words

My boy

 

The twinkle in your eye gleams

like sunlight on the rippling brook,

where hands delve

to find stones to throw.

 

Splashes

Shrieks

Misplaced water

My boy

 

I watch you grow,

away from me, knowing

my love won’t always be

allowed to be as close as it is now. 

 

Seeping

Overflowing

Hand received

My boy

 

Once you were a part of me,

a part I can love so freely,

but you do not belong to me,

you are your own man to become.

 

But for now

on a bench in the rain

my love.

my boy.

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