a mama’s skirt

billows and folds
twirls and puckers
comfort swallows small hands
like kneading dough
the hem
never far
the lap
a vacant lot of tall grass
begs for wild play
or blissed-out recline
an endless basket made with a grab
holding treasures
doll shoes
clothes pin toes
grip the waistband
until they don’t
because they swim away
in skirts of their own

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all photos taken with a Canon Digital SLR from Vanns.com

19 Responses to a mama’s skirt

  1. Kelly Cach says:

    Aaww, what a sweet surprise on a Friday afternoon. This made me smile :)

  2. Nicki says:

    oh, love this.

  3. Tonya says:

    Beautiful and so true

  4. Angella says:

    Wow…all your posts lately have been making me hug my little boy a lot more and a lot tighter.

  5. Sweet.

    -Jennifer from Annapolis

  6. Minnesotagal says:

    Love this. Just got done playing peek-a-boo through the hem of my skirt and sat down to find this. Beautiful!

  7. jane says:

    Oh, it’s so funny how the things you write tug at my heart and are so in line with what’s going on with my own two girls right now. My skirt has been a favorite place to play and hide in lately, too, as well as an excellent and favorite place for collecting from our garden!

  8. Sweet, beautiful, lovely, true. xo

  9. Tammi says:

    My favorite post is always your newest post. Great writing and images, Nici. Goodonya!

  10. Mental Chew says:

    Perfection. I hope to see onions in there soon! You can do it!

  11. Brandi says:

    Tears in my eyes. I too hold my son a little tighter after your blogs. I love the love!

  12. elise says:

    I love it and what a beautiful color for a skirt!

  13. rebecca says:

    ,,,sweet as i imagine the strawberries to be,,,

  14. colette says:

    love this.

    i made some momma skirts for myself this week. pics and descriptions on my blog…


  15. Love this. But, I’m longing for the audio version. I really want to hear you read this aloud. Love your line breaks, simple text all vivid images & luscious moments.

  16. TRB Holt says:

    JUST saw this…love it. How did I miss a post from you? :(

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