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Sweet Tooth

couple smiling and laughing at one another

You are all the things I love:
Melted caramel over green apples
on the first crisp days of fall.
Peanut butter spread on toast
those early mornings when there’s still
untouched snow on the patio.
The first sip of iced tea with honey
welcoming flowers as they poke from the ground.
Even cotton candy, the kind that fades on your tongue
and tastes like sticky summer air, children’s laughs.
You are all these things.
But I can only have so many sweets.

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️


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