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


Kelly Cach said...

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

Nicki said...

oh, love this.

Tonya said...

Beautiful and so true

Angella said...

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

Happiness is... said...


-Jennifer from Annapolis

Minnesotagal said...

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

jane said...

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!

Summit of Glory said...

Sweet, beautiful, lovely, true. xo

Tammi said...

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

Mental Chew said...

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

Brandi said...

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

elise said...

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

rebecca said...

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

colette said...

love this.

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


Daniele said...


Baby By The Sea said...

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.

TRB Holt said...

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

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