Saturday, December 26, 2009

dear one



what do you see?
how could you know
that she was in jail last Christmas...
that she hitchhiked to Sacramento
with a cat
 lived and almost died
on the streets

can you tell?
she reads on a 4th grade level
"they put me in stupid school"
wanted to be "regular"
to belong
waiting for the phone to ring
always trying

she is my darling
i see
funny
persistent
real
hoping
good through and through
more than enough

can she stay out of trouble?
will she ever know how much she is loved
is our hope
and prayer
every
single
day

our
wonder of wonder
miracle of miracles



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2 comments:

Julie said...

She Can!

deb said...

I read Ann's post about Light coming in the muck of barns. The mess of real living.
And I think of your mother soul ache.
And the love.
It can be all we have to give.

Your daughter is so lucky to have your love to come home to .