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Before I Wake Her Up

Before I Wake Her Up

written by: Andrea Damic



before i wake her up, i look at her sleep
her peaceful face framed by chestnut brown curls
her lips, slightly parted make tiny snort noises
i get the urge to squeeze her minuscule concave nose, or
just to kiss it, hard to decide which

my five-minute ritual before i wake her up, to
see those beautiful big eyes smiling back at me, eyes
of innocence that only children have
i hope that they’ll never know of pain and hardship, and
i realize these are wishful thoughts, yet i cling to them

as a mother i’m entitled to dream up a better world for my child


before i wake her up

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