A little girl

A little girl

brushes crumbs

off her skirt

Carefully, patiently

gathers them

in her tiny palm

And squats before

a line of ants

weaving their way through

the single-window room.

Here, take this,

she whispers,

in language

that’s still babytalk

and folds her hands

and bows her head…


8 thoughts on “A little girl

  1. The last time I visited this blog was perhaps a year ago, on a post called “Any Day Now” ….. this post is certainly a very different flavour …… this one is beautiful; this one is poignant ….. this one makes me silently smile for a while after reading it.

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