Ever-busy, my energetic
lithe and lovely little girl
is suddenly grown and filled with
zest for living. Wittily
acerbic and unforgiving, with
incisive puns and jokes to please us
sarcastically she teases us.
Freckled, newly fashion-conscious,
outstandingly quirky, palely gorgeous,
unapologetic, grabbing chances with
ready zeal, my
teenage girl is tall now, she meets me
eye to eye, blue to brown,
enjoying the present, challenging the future,
not long now mine to nurture.