The Little Girl In Me…

Stands behind me holding both legs

occasionally peeking around to see

At times, she wants to go back

into the dark, sit in the corner

Knees pressed into her chin

hands covering ears tightly

eyes squeezed shut

gently rocking back and forth

mouth sealed

but,

the breeze on her cheek brings color to her face

causing her to gasp at the freshness

the colorful lights in the sky

strain her neck to see their canvas unveiled

To dance I feel the loud music

beating through her chest

I feel her.  I know she’s there

I sense her heels digging in, fists clenching

at danger, uncertainty and fear

Facing realities long feared in real time

eyes wide anticipating the axis of the earth

will soon spin off into orbit

peeking around seeing impossibilities

become possible

smelling flowers

picking up rocks

touching mortar along brick walls

not quite ready to stand beside me

and hold my hand

not quite ready to run ahead

hair blowing, arms in the air

looking back all smiles

believing all is right

with the world.

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One thought on “The Little Girl In Me…

  1. “Knees pressed into her chin
    hands covering ears tightly
    eyes squeezed shut
    gently rocking back and forth
    mouth sealed but,
    the breeze on her cheek brings color to her face
    causing her to gasp at the freshness”

    I am so glad she is peeking out, fresh air giving her new breath. Glad to be here in this space reading this.

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