for Dawn S Kamerling
Dawn is not just your name—it’s what you are:
A sunrise that can beam the blues away.
Whatever you take on, you raise the bar.
Nine is the cloud you reach for every day.
Supergirl is a weakling next to you.
Knowing you is a gift that never ends.
All of the heart you put in what you do
Makes you a mighty river to your friends.
Everything that you are, from tame to wild,
Reflects the lavish soul behind your eyes:
Lover, explorer, woman, mother, child—
Infinite in your talent to surprise.
Now and forever youthful in Time’s gazing—
Girl, you are so your favorite word: amazing.
Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells