a daughter is a rose

after a poem by Francisco X. Alcaron, “A Poet Is A River”

a daughter is a rose

opening closing

she comes she goes



the sun

she rises she sets


she lights the world

she laughs


she climbs mountains

of attitude


always leaving

always coming home

A daughter is

the voice of love


she speaks

to the wind


sings an aria to

the night


A daughter



a mountain

inside a heart


a soul inside

a mountain


she rises toward

the light