Daughter

Kodak Brownie camera, double exposure | Kodak film | photo by author

one
or two
or maybe
if it’s gravy
a little bit more

as
you head
out into
this crazy world
with its woe-filled stores

let
my hugs
fortify
your heart with love
to wear like a cape

draped
across
your shoulders
speaking softly
into your dear ears

you:
my one
and only
my messenger
into future years


This morning I read in Mary Oliver’s A Poetry Handbook about syllabic verse, and she presented a poem that followed a pattern. Thus inspired, I wrote this poem. . . . which is (hopefully, clearly) inspired by more than just a numbered pattern.

Thank you for reading! Wishing you all as happy of a weekend as possible!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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