the stories I’d make up
          once upon a time
               there was a princess
silly little make believes
just between us
before we said goodnight
she loved them
and so did I
if only for the opportunity to share something
and now
all these years older
brink of her birthday and I wish
I wish I could make up a story or two or three
one for her and one for me 
which would come to be
a happy ending all around