118339924_10157443195666711_396755493694070961_n.jpgOne morning you wake up
All swaddled tight, warm and
Cozy and before you can count to
Three,
You’re Three.

Decked out in understated velour
Making your way to the Park
To see which hearts you can break
Then mend again with a smile.

All the while you spread your charm
You guess at the gifts you’ll receive.

A daisy dressed up like a violet.
A never-melting snowflake.
A balloon that speaks French.
My baby brother’s cuddle.

All in all, it will be a grand day
My day to share with one and all,
Great and small.

Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia
August 21,2020