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by Christy Munson 10 months ago in inspirational

My Fierce Girl

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

I pretend to French braid your hair as we giggle about girl stuff and sip fountain lemonade

Your smile is beautiful, the last of your baby teeth sold to the Tooth Faerie for a song

I attend your tea parties in silk pajamas and purple sequined slippers, making us peanut butter sandwiches without the crust and I spill green and purple grapes on your tray

You release the knots in your balloons so they’ll squeal and fly, supersonic butterflies fluttering fierce until the last

You wear a diamond tiara on your sweet bald head and you are the most beautiful princess in the whole wide world

Your wig needs brushing, but not today

We get goofy, silly, and a little sleepy

Crawling up into your bed with you, I bring out pictures of Daisy with her pups crawling out of the box and you ask me if someday you will be a mommy, too

I smile, hopeful, and bring out the checkers for another round


Christy Munson

Happy work in progress. What I get right: Wife, sister, aunt, friend, music lover, maker, traveler, perpetual learner. I choose love, laughter, generosity, inclusivity, and kindness.

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