The Shadow

Aside

It seems like only yesterday…

The Shadow

Yesterday

My daughter found her shadow

Bubby! Bubby! She called to it

Lifting each leg

And waving her arms

Bubby!  Bubby!

She marched

And crawled

And patted it

And as the waves lapped at her feet

Concerned for its safety

She called to it again;

Bubby…Bubby

And toddled it to higher ground.

As I bent to gather her up

She waved her ams wide

In a gesture of farwell

Ah…Bubby, she sighed

Bye-bye…