Paul StJohn Mackintosh

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New poem

Esther’s first dance

Our daughter pulses in my arms,
my dance partner in a slow dance
to end over a decade later
with her head on someone else’s shoulder;
but while she’s still small, I support
her little head and infant weight
eye to eye at shoulder height
till she can stand on her two feet.