(100 Word Challenge)
In a rainbow haze she arrives.
She is fussy and spoiled and I am overjoyed.
Random moments, unrelated, gel together making sense.
Her diaper is dirty.
I’ll buy her this dress for Christmas.
Spongebob, cats, carnitas…
At once I remember her favorites.
She laughs: “Hey-yeah!”
and I smile again.
She naps, then wanders from her toddler bed to find me.
I hold her.
Gently, I place her back in her bed.
And I lie down.
At dawn my eyes pierce the brightening day, searching. Yet, she is a fading wisp.
Where has she gone?!