Children take…

Jessica d’Este

The Music of Meaning


Children take
What children take
And with the force
Of nature’s triumphs and mistakes
Become what they become

Rebirth begun in nurture’s wake
Once joy and sorrow are adult
With natural recourse awakes
Sensational reclaim of self
Mothering’s escape

With change of pace
The grace to change
More pain and wonderment to come
Remember death is certain
Art’s remit to make it happen

What goodness comes makes goodness last
Whatever evil put past


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