The Child Within

"Bygone Summers" by Josephine Wall, original artwork

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The child within
sips chamomile on rowboats at tea time
in petticoats pulled up to her knees
while plucking petals in virgin bliss
cheeks kissed by the sun
and daisy-faced
as lily pads soar past lavender clouds
of innocent cotton candy
so sweet
and filled with hope
she smiles

Copyright © 2003 Patricia Petro • All rights reserved.
Painting: “Bygone Summers” by Josephine Wall, original artwork.