The magic is real

To my daughter – Alex

When I see you smile

Watch you briskly move

I stand amazed


Fifteen summers ago

A new soul was born

We almost traded lives


And here you stand tall

Proof that magic is real

That seeds grow into trees


An unexpected gift to us

Wisdom beyond your years

I take daily lessons from you


That love is mysterious

How she captures your heart

Simultaneously setting it free.