Thursday, January 19, 2012

growing up too fast

Who is this girl?  
Longer than the bathtub, now, 
all arms and legs
chubby cherub toddler gone
in her place 
this gangly creature, unknown to me 
eyes twinkling with mischief and creativity, 
her hair is strong and long as her will 
she pushes me
tug of war 
dancing an unfamiliar dance 
We laugh and cry, together

how to walk this new line:
weary and wary
I will myself able.