If I had a daughter…

09 Nov

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If I had a daughter

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If I had a daughter

she’d have brown hair

like yours

and something to imagine

a mystery about her always

that others mistake

as a precocious verve

she’ll know the pen

and she’ll read books

and look at them as kites

floating somewhere like a revelation

or a rebellion in blood

she’ll make ashtrays in art class

she’ll get a tattoo when she’s sixteen

she’ll worry and she’ll believe

she’ll nurture and she’ll strive

and

she’ll fall in love one day

and

that day I will be ready

for death or for redemption

smiling

softly, once  

always

reverential

to the eyes that look just like her mother’s

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