reflections: Winnie, 2020

she hasn’t been
inside a restaurant,
to the art museum,
to an appointment with two parents,
or to the beach

she hasn’t been
on an airplane,
to the library,
to a party,
or to her grandparents house

she hasn’t met
most of our friends,
many of our family
everyone instead saw her
grow and change
through a phone screen.

she’ll never know
what she missed
what she didn’t have
what could have been
she’ll only know
she was
a bright spot,
a reminder of
hope, goodness, joy
in the middle of a
strange and hard year.

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