it takes courage to grow up and become
who you really are.
~ee cummings

So, the thought above inspired the poem I wrote below. Man alive, I LOVE this little monkey-girl and it's killin' me that she's almost a kindergarten graduate.

Ode to my little lovey, Miss Ava

i stand stage right,
watching you become who you really are,
this imperceptibly slow unfolding,
this unravelling of sorts
roots penetrating deep as limbs reach high
i am a joyful witness to this unfettered growth
but quickly then
my heart leaps to contain, draw you in
and shelter your leafy branches from the spring storms
just as quickly then
another place in me answers
that there is a wisdom
in letting this young sapling reach for the morning sky.

{xo, your grateful mum}

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