Her face…

near-heaven (124k image)
“A face.
You know the kind.
Round cheeks that rise to meet.
A perfect nose.
A chin without a blemish.
Forehead complimenting eyes,
deep set, never staring
and yet not vacant
All of it. All of it
converging on a mouth
too perfect to be true,
yet true as truth is.

Sometimes just a face,
fresh and scrubbed
encircled by a halo of cascading hair.
A head, a face indented in a head.
The beauty of it passing
breaks your heart, stops your breath,
kills your memory of all faces.
You see it once and don’t forget.”


  1. Erin said:

    Pure sunshine, she is! Gotta love her! I wish I could be there to give her a big hug! Miss you Lane.

    July 28, 2006
  2. Sue said:

    Laney, it was great seeing you at Kam’s game the other night. Thank you so much for taking time out of your very busy schedule to come watch him win the tournament! Kelsie loved seeing you and your Mom too! Even though you both got really dirty 🙂

    July 28, 2006
  3. La said:

    And I miss this face…it needs Lala kisses!

    July 27, 2006
  4. hot mama said:

    As usual that face brings a smile to my face and makes my day just a little bit brighter. I would like to kiss those cheeks!! Love Nana

    July 27, 2006

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