dear daughter

if I stand too close
I am a shadow
if I lean too far away
I am a horizon

I do not know
where you find comfort
in me

so I trace
along the edges
of your boundaries
catching you
when you stumble
admiring you
when you soar

near enough to reach
yet far enough
to disappear

pull me in
push me away
just never forget
I am there

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
This entry was posted in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to dear daughter

  1. I have one daughter and I can relate. Very nicely said.

  2. georgetteann says:

    Love this; I can completely relate.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s