She laughed

With those bright eyes dancing and her head thrown back

Like a poppy flower throwing pollen to the wind.

She sang

With her mouth open and taut with emotion

Like a puppy serenading full moon in October.

She moved

With every part of herself leaping to arrive

Like a yearling in tall grass, weightless with hope.

She listened

With her heart and her mind pursuing wisdom

Like a hawk skydiving on prey with speed and skill.

She loved

With hugs, stories, and adventures, prayers and baked bread

Like loving was the reason for everything else.