She squats beside the water's edge, playing,
tadpoles and crawdads fleeing
from fat probing fingers.
Sunlight sparkles on the river ripples,
caressing a sun burnt face
and freckled pixie nose.
Contentment - a child at peace with nature,
living on the brink of joy
with sand between her toes.
Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright, May 30, 2014
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