fifteen years ago

fifteen years ago
i held you
for the first time
after months
of singing the alphabet
telling you
i love you
to always be there
that moment
of clutching you
to my chest
changed me
to my very core
i had floated along
for so long
no place
that seemed to fit
but in that second
i knew
what i was
supposed to do

now look at you
no longer
my little one
but tall
and brilliant
yet still
my little princess
even with the attitude
that comes
with being a teen
my darling daughter
you are
a glorious light
in the dark
of the world
and i
am the luckiest man
because i get to be
your father

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