On a day such as this

My daughter was born on a day such as this

with rain drops everywhere,

A day wet with wind that would unseat your hat

and blow leaves and twigs in your hair.

A girl that is born on a day such as this

could take up the World like the grass in her fist

and scatter the blades without care,

Or illume tired faces with dimples and laughter

like lightning bolts strewn through the air.


March 4, 2001 © paulGuernseyPlayer