Starfish

(McDonald)

    

She comes from the waters of life
She swims in the sea of delight
Home is our sailor, home from sea
She basks in her own sunlight

We look at each other in wonder
she fills me so full, she fills me-
a tiny creature who loves me
it was meant to be

In the greater scheme of things
she is everything
and
nothing else matters any more except my Esme

She's a starfish in the shape of a girl
She's a starfish, she makes the shape and she smiles

We never have a child-
we only borrow them for a short while
They grow up and away,
have children of their own

This is a magical time
I never thought would be mine
we circle the globe, we three,
with our arms entwined

In the greater scheme of things
she is everything
and
nothing else matters any more except our Esme

She's a starfish in the shape of a girl
She's a starfish, she makes the shape and she smiles
She's a starfish in the shape of a girl
She's a starfish, she makes the shape and she smiles

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