new love

you’ve made me sense the nearness of my years
and I don’t mind at all
possibilities are as rampant as raindrops on an April morning
I can see quite plainly how your smile is different
this is where I thought I might feel nervous
losing you to THAT world
the very same world, I once hurt my hands punching walls to reach–
hobnobbing like some awkward figurine whose two legs were sculpted as one–
and whose tiny Victorian shoes were forever jammed in a loaded pedestal
you are now primed to enter THAT world, but walking elegantly through the door
so you see my son, my smile is different too

max-yankee-smaller-filepainted this when Max only reached my elbow, now he towers over me

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2 thoughts on “new love

  1. I love everything about this, AM. The artwork/image is gorgeous and captures the soul of a very special little boy (those eyes), and the words a perfect match, the longing and love and serenity utterly palpable. Sorry, I can’t say here what I mean to say (I’m in much pain as I write these words), but believe me when I say this post is beautiful.

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