If Memories Were Fireflies

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Girl-child, sun freckled, and blonde

you grew smaller year by year

my lap is too big for you

Girl-child is a woman engaged now

and memories are not fireflies

housed in jars on summer nights

or else I’d have a collection

of endless summers

 

*photo: Mother Nature Network

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