Fifteen Years Ago Today

It’s that time of year again, time for me to add another link in the daisy chain of love poems I write for my god daughter.  My lovely and amazing niece turns 15 today.  So hard to believe.

on fire.
Fifteen years —
a brilliant torch
 in the thick darkness.
sharp mind
grasps, rises,
I watch with awe. She
grows —
more alive.
Comes gracefully
into her power.



An Arun is a 15-line poem with the syllable count 1/2/3/4/5 — 3x.  It may be a new thing in the world, made up by me last year.  “Arun” means “five” in Yoruba.

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