is almost as big as mine now.
Ten summers ago she was just a little thing,
in her yellow duckie swimsuit
on the front porch of our first home
in the city,
trying to eat dandelions while I gardened
with her beside me
lazily enjoying the days of just her and me
while the papa was at work.
I am her mama, it's true
but I can clearly see the heart in her
that will make her my friend one day
Everyone always says their kids grew up too fast
and if truth be told,
I would slow down the hands of time
just a little
with this lass.