it astounds me

just how much she can do
at so young so tender an age
how deeply she floating feels
how fully she unerringly knows
my tiny yet ever growing one

i revel in her honest smile
which is nothing if not transcendent
my thoughts trembling with her laughter
so joyfully contagious
and her eyes translucent with hope

when she reaches for my hand
i feel empowered to become
the father i have always wished to be
able to see colors where there are none
and hear whispers of joy

when she cries i fear the very world
will shatter around me
and wrapping her in my arms
i kiss her cheeks waiting for that moment
when my heart can sing again