to my darling isaiah
on your eleventh birthday.
no one can tell me
where all those years
disappeared to
when only yesterday
we met
you were my tiny baby
and i your fresh faced mother
and you looked up at me
with those sweet brown eyes
and somewhere
in all those years
this happened
those brown eyes
now look back at me
with so much life
already lived
and so much yearning for
all that is awaiting you
in all the years to come.