Hidden There

By Melissa McLaughlin

Hidden there

In my mind’s photo box

are pictures of your wide eyes sparkling not able to take it all in and your baby soft cheeks smiling up at me

little hands just learning to spell your name, “Mommy” and “I love u”

new sneakers, clean and white, ready for puddles on the first rainy walk to school, calling you to jump

fighting back my tears to shield you from yours

for you are

another year older, another year over, another year begins

Every September

In my mind’s photo box

You are

Hidden there

Photo © Melissa McLaughlin

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