My response to dVerse Poets Pub Form-For-All/Meeting the Bar; Décima
I accompanied my only daughter to her first wedding dress fitting yesterday, which inspired me to write the following decima. Naturally, I can’t include a picture of the dress, so I here’s one of my daughter as a toddler!
You, in a champagne froth of lace
Of embroidered intricacy
And teardrop pearls, swim before me.
I only recognise your face;
As a woman, I’m out of place,
But as a mother deep inside
I feel an overwhelming pride.
Once a changeling with violet eyes,
You’ve blossomed as I realise
My only daughter is a bride
© Kim M. Russell, 2016