A Mother’s Envy and Pride by Kim Patrice Nunez

Lapis lazuli mines with wide blue eyes
bringing to mind precious stones and
caramel scones; innocent and wise –
Wondering, yet without surprise.

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Staring down the universe, a challenge
in your look though you are young;
The earth made only nine revolutions
since you came out to see the sun.

Unguarded and arched, your brows
betray high wire tension; enough
to light up a hundred moons and warm
plump cheeks to cherry bubble gum.

Be not impatient to grow; you smell
of open grasshopper meadows
and firefly lighted lakeshore walks.
You’re a mother’s envy and pride.

Red lips! Your passion for life exists.
Scarlet, lipstick would be a surfeit –
Today as then till many summer’s been,
your spirit will always be free as the mist.

Kim Patrice Nunez

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