I anticipate your arrival
Made from my seed, her waters
and nurtured in her grounds
We count down the months until you bloom
We are unsure if you will shine a shade of blush or blue
but whatever the outcome,
your smile will be our favorite hue.
A cross pollination of different heritages
Roots fertilized in African soil,
rich in history and surrounded by opportunity
For you were planted in a better garden than we were
and the sun’s light serves as a reminder that today is another chance to grow further,
instead of another day to run from yesterday’s decisions.
Jade Novelist ©️2018