For My Children

by Andrea Colton

I feel it when you sleep-
the pulse of your breath as you dream.
And I am convinced that no world could be
good enough for your dreams;
but let it take you away
on adventures that tiny feet
couldn’t possibly carry you to on solid ground.
(I always thought flying suited you better, anyways.)

And I never could have known, that those
perfectly placed, fluttering eyelashes
could contain an entire universe.

Fingertips that hold galaxies, of all that is pure
and right.
Love, encapsulated in the deepest lines
of your smile.
You, an extension of only the best parts of me,
and still only you, in your entirety, unique.

The sun, when the darkness falls around me.
The earth, when the walls become consuming.
In all things,
You are everything.


Author's Note: For my children, who taught me how to love.

Posted on 01/09/2018
Copyright © 2018 Andrea Colton

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/10/18 at 05:55 PM

Quite magical the way you express this relationship. Stanza 2 is just delightful and trying to see as children see is a fantastic adventure. Thanks very much for this.

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