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Soft, rounding curves
The scent of vanilla
Laid at my breast
Suckle. Sting. Drip.
Broken and bleeding,
A constant, lifelong struggle:
pain and pleasure,
sorrow and happiness,
confusion and clarity,
guilt and confidence. T
he sense of rightness
and home. Of a calling answered.
Small hand outstretched and seeking
mine for comfort. For strength. For reassurance.
I am her safety; she is my heart.
A kiss. A snuggle. A sigh.
The truest, purest love.
Written 4/1/2020 when my daughter was 21-months-old after reflecting on my journey into motherhood. --Jessica Strickland, BEdA Instructor
The William C. Bonaudi
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