Three or four years old. Golden limbs.
Sitting in the sunshine in a short sleeved dress.
Golden child, golden limbs, down beside the lake.
Absorbed, completely involved in what she's doing.
Moving things around on the ground by the lake.
Humming. Sun shining. Completely absorbed.
Humming and moving, not looking at me. She
Knows I'm there, but she's not letting on.
Her whole body tells me "I don't trust you".
Golden child. Shouting silently. "You think
I'm going to THAT scary place?"
Sun shiny, golden shiny, golden limbed child.