To my Daughter

Let me say first about my daughter

That she is beautiful and smart

That she is compassionate and fair-minded

Creative and forgiving

Funny and loving.

Let me say second

That my judgment in this matter is not

Influenced by our consanguinity

But is a product of cold scrutiny

Over a period of many years.

You can take my word for it.

The third thing I want to say

Is that when I am gone

And there is a whole world in which I do not exist

Indeed this very world

I hope she remembers that I loved her

And that my love survives

My absence.

About Karen To and Fro

Everything you didn't want to know about me!
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2 Responses to To my Daughter

  1. kitkat says:

    I love you, mom. We’ll always be connected! Also you will never “not exist” for me.

  2. johncoyote says:

    I loved your work today. Be safe my friend.

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