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Mother/Daughter Notes

To my beautiful Daughter,  

When you showed me your new apartment, I noticed your childhood doll, Julie, sitting on your bedside table. Her eyes gazed across your room. I couldnít help but wonder what Julieís eye have seen since your first night with a boy. Iím not one to feel regret at the loss of innocence, but I do feel a little sadness at how recent age seventeen was in your life.

An active sex life for a beautiful 23-year-old is to be expected, but I worry that you might be giving away too much too soon. The men in our lives can only have what we give them, and we should weigh our gifts carefully. †

I can see your eyes rolling as you read this since you witnessed several active episodes in my sex life after my divorce from your father. In hindsight, I would have done some things differently, but there are no do-overs in this one life we have. †  

I think age and having an inventory of experiences softens the emotional residue remaining after casual sex with a man. You are young. Every experience in your relatively new sensual life is magnified in memory and emotional impact. Be kind to yourself and careful with your love. †

When the times are right, love with abandon. The desires for love that we feel cannot be denied. Letís be careful of the ways we meet those desires. I promise I'll try to be more careful, too.
 

To my loving Mom †

Thank you for caring enough to share your motherly worries. Yes, I rolled my eyes, but your words are from your heart and experience. Iíll think on the things you said.    

Oh, and please donít talk to Julie.
Nizana
Written by Nizana (Daughter of Nizana)
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A note to my daughter followed by her response. The doll I reference returns to a poem by my daughter. She texted the photo to a couple of her recent lovers. I added the blurring.
The reference...
A note to my daughter followed by her response. The doll I reference returns to a poem by my daughter. She texted the photo to a couple of her recent lovers. I added the blurring.
The reference to her childhood doll relates to an earlier poem called A Doll's Dream, one of my favorites.
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/447600-a-dolls-dream/
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