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Her Day's Worth

At sundown, my dreams begin
from the privacy of a wooden door comes freedom
Beyond every window is a mystery
Life's detective--with little hands

Daybreak, I shall start again 
nurturing discovery
every swaying gill in the bayou will be poked, prodded, examined
Bayou;she knows I'm coming
I play for hours at her warm waters edge until those fish swim--away

Strange sounds soothe me; restless, listless, small
dance away--dance away, shake and rattle bone
Shiny things too big for me to hold
I hear them every day,trusting my ears to listen
Pattern lullaby 

At the height of it all
taller than my world around
branches of the thickest sort collect me
Holding precious identity safe, amid the one who seeks it most
I must get there
Higher up I scale more foliage, thorns and fruit alike
Alas, I have reached the top
Home is what I see

Street with fainted yellow line 
enclosed by silver snaps of gate
rumbling life-sized motor toys
Lay--stranded by human hands

I know I'm close
I turn to hear a voice at my elbows
sweet satin words surround me--subtle, pink, with a dash of clear compassion

My friend bids me farewell
and fades
She helped me find...Home...Here.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2010 9:02:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 4:07:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today!!

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 3:55:00 PM
    So nice...Enjoyed reading..Sara