Sprout

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Sprout

Strong child
Flourishing and thriving
Grown from dark
Dank roots

Clawed your way
To the surface
Broken and dirty
Fingernails torn
Heart torn
Heart broken
And the head
The eyes
The soft tender body
Grew calluses
And other protections
As you struggled to find
Light

Now you shimmer
The scars and rough patches
Well hidden

Flourishing and thriving
Like a rose
No, a redwood
Tall strong protection
For the others in the forest

The sun shining on your face
Precious child
Enjoy this new season
Of brilliance

redwood w kids

Photo by me, Mickie Lynn

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