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April 27, 2011

presented with a page of small photos,
I’m supposed to furrow my brow and take note
of developmental milestones
but phrases like ‘large muscle’, ‘fine motor’, and ‘cognitive’
wash over my brain like anesthesia
while I’m captivated by your smile and bright eyes
burning through the center of each image
would to God that beauty and guilelessness
were enough for this world
so Daddies and Mommies could keep their grins

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2 Responses to “distracted”

  1. Mike Stavlund says:

    Photo credit: Stacy Stavlund’s camera.

  2. Laurie says:

    Oh, this made me cry…..
    thank you for sharing your gift…..

    a mutual parent

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