In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems

 Randy & Shirley Brooks

The Beach Toddler

teenager cradles
his little sister . . .
surf around his ankles
mermaid's purse
caught in the sea foam . . .
"You pick it up, Daddy."
cat climbs rocks
outside the seafood cafe . . .
meows from the high chair

toddler on the balcony
the seagull's call
sister and brother
stick out their tongues . . .
malted egg blue
the leaf shadows
on the kitchen floor,
baby talks to herself
from the beach vacation--
each toy new again

|| title & preface page || pregnant pause || newborn between us || baby's reach ||

|| wobbly toddler || toddler's fish || beach toddler || little girl ||

In Her Blue Eyes: Jessica Poems © 1998 Randy M. Brooks
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