12 April 2009

Find Again

to find again
the girl with
honeyed eyes
and warm
expansive charm

she’s captured
crinkle sweet,
an urchin’s twinkle
stays to cheer her
baby face

but eyes
are sad and pale –
washed away with
time’s relentless
© 10 December 2008, I. D. Carswell

painting by Judith Dazzio