Friday, March 03, 2006


On The Day You Turned 18 Months

On the day you turned 18 months
Mars moved out of Taurus
Where it had been for seven long months
(Retrograde for 2 months and 8 days)
And into Gemini
Bringing much needed change
From the stale and stubborn Bull.

On the day you turned 18 months
There was a remarkable storm
With fierce winds howling through the trees
Bowing them out, lashing against one another
Bringing much needed change from the stale winter.

On the day you turned 18 months
You learned to open our doors
Quite by accident, but with such ease in your discovery.
I heard the little pitter-patter of feet
on that day
Coming to greet me at the gate and
"Hi Mom" in your sweet jabbering voice, soon to change, one day.

On the day you turned 18 months
I stood in awe of you
This little person who chatters and walks-well, runs-
Who demands 'mo-meems'
Remembering my scrunchy-faced baby
Delicately woven against my breasts.

not to be used without permission from author
february 2006

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