Maria

she is a vision

dipped in the artists ink

she is riddled with love

and it pours out of her eyes and drinks into everyone around her

she is hope and laughter that was built to last

like a fortress of pooled moonlight

she is where fire becomes life

she is a disco ball

she could as well be a prayer

a rhythm like music was invented for her to move to

a thundering love song on repeat with the sun living in the small of her back

she is dust catching beautiful in the light

she is where fire becomes life

a jazz break with too many shuffling feet

she is a gold happiness

a jade brilliant joy

For Mary Alakhume because in the times when life seems marked by illness you are a remedy. Happy Birthday mom.