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My Heart Is Younger

My heart is younger, higher
than at any time since
I held you beginning life against it.
The mirror does not lie.
I am as my mother was -
as I, of course, would never be.
On this day of days,
time is gracious.
It has, I think, a special fondness
for first-time grandmothers,
and so leaves one thing unchanged -
I love your child as I loved the child
cradled in my arms that long-ago yesterday
when I was you
and you were child.

Jacqueline Shaheen
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