Chrysalis to Butterfly (#3 of 5)
Chrysalis to Butterfly (#3 of 5) (Photo credit: SidPix)

the handsome young waiter’s gaze

landed

for a moment

 

then two

 

on my daughter’s face

 

he wasn’t our waiter

but for the rest of the meal

he stopped by our table

 

he brought her salad

her dessert

 

reached in to fill her glass

 

I didn’t think my daughter even noticed

until she removed

the dull cocoon

 

an oversized army green anorak

hiding the lovely

birthday dress

 

and as we left the restaurant

 

my daughter sashayed

wings unfurled

soaring on the wind of possibilities

 

fifteen, a dim memory

 

from the kitchen door

the young waiter watched

her fly

 

 

 

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