April 10: Tierney

by allisonkujiraoka

Caramel curls with skin to match

Eyes a color we haven’t named yet.

Angelina lips and the curve of eyelashes out to there

A profile as striking as her countenance.

Jen picked her out of a choir of children because of her beauty

before realizing she was my niece, my sister’s only girl.

She has definite ideas about what and when to create, and how,

and she will tell you all about it, if you ask.

Do ask; she’s game.

And she’ll fight for her right for a turn on the bike.

Chill, content, giggly girl, perfect sidekick,

When innocence gives way and the world hardens you,

Love will remain.

Don’t forget it:  You’re golden, in and out.