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by rc dewinter
- Artist Notes
- © 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
I’m Glad You Are Not Mine
I’m glad you are not mine, little goldenhair,
despite the fact that your constant smile is like
the pale, late winter sun
casting highlights on a dreary landscape.
Even though you coo and chatter with delight,
Neanderthal syllables pouring from your mouth,
I’m glad you are not mine.
To see you playing with a shoe
as though it were a fresh invention of the gods
is to witness the dawn of discovery,
yet I’m glad you are not mine.
To borrow you brings much delight but,
I have served my time in the trenches:
cuddling, suckling, diapering, lullabying,
drying tears and runny noses.
I have been discharged – relieved of active duty –
from day-to-day soldiering,
armed with cornstarch powder, wipe’n’dipes,
plastic cups and pureed food –
I will save a special place in the reserves for you.
Still, baby girl, I’m glad you are not mine.
© 2010 RC deWinter
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