It is easy for me to remember the first moment I saw your face.
It is emblazoned in my cellular memory.
They placed you on my chest,
Naked and silent, wrapped in a royal purple towel.
We didn’t know for several minutes if you were a boy or a girl!
Now, 8 years later you create for me beautiful hearts with fireworks!
May I remember this moment as clearly as the day you were born.
Somehow, I know, based on my own history that this may not much longer be the case.
To my daughter filled with infinite Life,
Named so appropriately,
Know I love you dearly,
Even when things will surely
Begin to change soon…
After reading this poem to her, my daughter replied by saying:
“Here, mom, I made you a bunny.”
And then questions regarding my favorite planets, interstellar: