Two weeks ago, Sumåhi turned 6 months old. In celebration of her birthday, and for the miracle that she is still alive after being in my care for 6 months, I wrote a poem for her. Though I enjoy poetry reading, I am not much of a poet, so please endure.
Yesterday is still near,
Tomorrow is yet far away,
Listen to the silence of the night.
The night breeze kisses the coconut leaves
Leaving me drunk by the soft, sandy beach.
Thirst drives me down to the water
Where I drink the Moon’s reflection.
Now I glaze up into the heavens
As the moon completes her waxing,
Totally lost in love with her true self.
The silhouette of coconut leaves against the full moon.
The stars that guide the navigators whose travel in the ocean.
The warmest glow in the dark, frosty night.
In her light,
I found strength.
In her beauty,
I found my only bond with the heavens.
In her love,
My life became complete.
She leads my way
As I lead hers,
We walk towards the heavens
Which embrace us with great warmth.
I found Home.