You did it! The library hours The box ticking The night heels down apartment stairs clicking A kebab filled stomach’s midnight groan New bed unmade and too far from home All done with. The chilly showers The lectures dodged Daytime TV shows repeatedly watched Poor night-time cats they won’t leave be Precious cocktail time with Em and Fi Over. Now Life can start Blank slate, new page No more dancing in a cage Exam anxieties all can vanish – Just learn, “it bit me, help” in Spanish (“Mi ayuda!”) You’ve proved you’re smart You’ve proved you’re kind Proved strong for friends, brave for Nightline Once scared-cry, so-shy Lower Trans Now faced with fear, you’re “Yes, I can!” And we’re so proud. Our baby girl You’re in your prime Just take it one step at a time Play nice with boys, get your own cats Wear one more fancy black grad hat Or whatever you want… Into the world We’ll watch you go We can’t wait for how you’ll grow We’ll stay right here, adoring you We are the love you can come home to – And don’t you forget it.
- "WELL I AM CRYING but then that is not surprise because it's for my wonderful daughter and it's a wonderful gift. I love it."