Como se dice? #dpchallenge #poetry #children

child's hand

 

How do you say… “shoe”?

Zapato

naturally we both point at our feet

under the table

the four-year old and me

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How do you say… “smile”?

Sonrisa

the white teeth in upturned lips

fill the boy’s small face

a giggle slips

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¿Como se dice… “hug”?

Abrazo

little arms reach up

wrap around my neck

as I bend in half

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How do you say…It’s been a bit too long?

since I’ve felt little boy hugs

akin to puppy dog tails

 wagging with happy energy

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¿Como se dice… “content”?

Estar Contento

blue-gray eyes radiate a glow

knowing that one moment spent with a child

causes my invisible tail to wag

there’s really no translation

for that!

The DP writing Challenge today is Back to Life. What revives you after a hard week, long flight, tough situation???

A big abrazo to Gideon for his smiles

Photography: Moondust Designs  ~ 2013

Un Vaquero en la tierra del cactus (Microfiction Monday)

“Me llamo Juan Medina. Fui una vez un vaquero en la tierra del cactus. Ahora protejo esta tierra como su guardián.”

“No Habla Espanol Senior”

“Oh – Ok.”

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My name is Juan Medina. I once was a cowboy in the land of the cactus. Now I protect this land as its guardian.

“Mejor en 140?”

“Si – Gracias”

(Ok it’s 140 + subtitles – wink)

Thank you to Susan of Stony River for yet another delightful picture prompt and Microfiction Monday.