Sweet Sixteen

She tastes rose petals
with her tender tongue,
flings sunshine
in wild abandon,
catches moonbeams
in velvet gloves.

Prom wonderland
awaiting,
she prances
like a prize pony,
lace and ruffles
dancing
in a breeze
of fleeting dreams.

Copyright 1993 Ruth Gillis

(First published in Thirteen Poetry Magazine
October 1994)



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