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my 5 year old daughter only wants to run
through the park, loping beside our wolf-puppy,
both lean & fierce, joyful

as she tosses her hair back
& suddenly I see my body
in hers, tireless & certain,

despite my pounding heart
& damaged limbs, I run&run&
then she gives for a moment,

tumbled full-length in the grass,
feeding the puppy from her cupped hands,
& demanding, scratch my back too!

then down her sides & over the ripples
of her ribcage, her leaping heart
& tummy, still baby-soft,

until the shadows reach us & I
must give her back, inch by inch,
a long, twirling hug

my mother will echo with sad arms,
murmuring, you look really good,
here, now, when we stand alone,

which never means,
you lost weight or
that’s a pretty dress

only us, watching her
& suddenly glad
we’re alive
When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible.
― Jonathan Safran Foer

Often I have wished to show you the shadow of your strength, but you will not see; and because you are too strong for me, you think you are strong enough. But I, who knows more about shadows than you do—perhaps because of my lesser acquaintance with strength—could tell you, if you would listen to this either, that you are not strong enough to defeat yourself.
- Robin McKinley
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daughters by sunshinegypsy is a beautiful summation of motherhood. ( Featured by neurotype )
meaguy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
meaguy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
What...Too Long I no reads
dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
...we just got kittens.

Thank you for is quiet and beautiful. Excellent heart echoes.
NorskBurr Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Artist
Yo im :hungry: for more! Congrats on your DD!!!!
NorskBurr Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Artist
sweet :hug:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
Karebear-4ever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful :,) I love it
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Congratulations! :clap:
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