Sunday, January 16, 2011

What do you see?

Seeing this face
I have to laugh:
how quickly we project
our own assumptions --
even onto the most innocent
of individuals
and circumstances.
One brief expression,
captured somewhere in between
a newborn's sip and a burp
and immediately
we begin to imagine
the thoughts that might be
in her head,
and even what her future
might someday hold.
But I, her mother, simply smile,
remembering the feel
of those soft cheeks...

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