My Heart Is Younger

My heart is younger, higher

than at any time since

I held you beginning life against it.

The mirror does not lie.

I am as my mother was -

as I, of course, would never be.

On this day of days,

time is gracious.

It has, I think, a special fondness

for first-time grandmothers,

and so leaves one thing unchanged -

I love your child as I loved the child

cradled in my arms that long-ago yesterday

when I was you

and you were child.

Jacqueline Shaheen

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