baby girl, new baby smell
a cry so robust for tiny lungs
you nuzzled yourself up
under my chin and right
into my heart.
cerulean eyes that sparkle
pink bow in chestnut hair
an awareness and a smile that
illuminates even this photo.
your newness, your snuggle, your
sounds, your beauty, the outfits,
how you look when you sleep, what
you wear, and your energy. I love your
smile when I talk to you, how
you have brightened my life,
that you are my great granddaughter,
how I love you so deeply.
May the world
treat you kindly, and you be blessed
with all that is good. May your pain
be little and your joy big, you find
the world accommodating to your needs
and always welcome you with open arms.