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As a Child Learns

Baby footprints straddle
foam-crested waves
as
each push of water
tests her confidence
mama calls…
be careful honey
don’t fall,
statement of mother-love
as a warm wave
caresses
little time to hear
her voice of
concern.
Restless toes grasp
Northumberland pebbles.

© Richard L. Provencher

Published in Canadian Author & Bookman
Toronto, Ontario ISSN 0008-2937

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