My daughter has my body now.
Not quite a woman,
she strokes her belly,
Her pants rove around familiar hips.
She is more comfortable in my skin
than I ever was.
She prances, bends, stretches and
doesn’t give the first thought to
what others might say.
and she is quite satisfied
with who I was.
Noreen Lace lives in Southern California; she has published both poetry and fiction in The Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Vine Leaves Press, and Pilcrow and Dagger, among others. Her novella, West End, was released in January 2016. More information is available at www.NoreenLace.com