Stella Z.

New and Old

Mom Dad Me -
Hands hold me tight
Arms hold me close

Summer sounds ring in my ear
Livi melodiously swings
Nika's laughter makes waves in the pool
Too big for my little self.

Kisses from dad
Bristles of prickly hair brush against my head
Back rubs from mom
Too soothing to stay awake

Those summer sounds ring in my ear
But Livi always has something to do
Having fun with people her own age
And Nika, she laughs far away now.

Kisses from dad -
Never seem to come as often
Backrubs from mom -
Not long enough to fall asleep

Separate lives
Serparate houses

But still
Those hands hold me tight
And the arms hold me close




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