my girl (day 170)

a smile so sweet
it stings your tongue;
she looks at you
with sapphire eyes
hypnotic innocence
of the impact
her beauty has.

as she grows
she lengthens
tall and lean
graceful like a gazelle,
with the ferocity
of a feral cat
whose aggression hides
a deeper pain
of abandonment.

surrounded by love
she heals and blossoms
little by little,
she retracts her claws
and smiles
more freely.

6.22.17

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