Granddaughter – Lynette Esposito

When you are two
No is your favorite word
and kisses are magic.
The sky is always blue
with cotton clouds
When it rains, you sing
go away, go away
and it does.

I am lifted by your
that all is well,
or will be. Kisses
make it better
even if it still hurts.

You are
a child of light
for such a short time.
I sing don’t go away,
don’t go away,
but you do.

Lynette G. Esposito, MA Rutgers, has been published in Poetry Quarterly, North of Oxford, Twin Decades, Remembered Arts, Reader’s Digest, US1, and others. She was married to Attilio Esposito and lives with eight rescued muses in Southern New Jersey.

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