Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Dora Has Two Mommas"

This is the freebie for today's fishbowl. It was inspired by [personal profile] siliconshaman. It's based on his story "Fire on the Mountain" of which you can read the first and last parts for a quick peek.

"Dora Has Two Mommas"

It's been a long hard road,
but Dora thinks it's been worth it.

She has two mommas,
one she can touch
and one she can't.

Alicea's here, but
Dora's birth mother is
lost beyond their lands,
no telling if they'll ever
find her or if

she's even still alive.

But Dora has two mommas,
and that matters so much,
because Alicea is there

to hold her when she cries
over that long-ago loss,

to help Dora search for
her first mother, and

to reassure her that when
they finally find each other,
it won't be a replacement but

an expansion of their family.

Tags: cyberfunded creativity, family skills, fantasy, fishbowl, poem, poetry, reading, weblit, writing
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