arise

"Arise" By Josh Collins Photography, 2016

I made you to hold integrity in your bones.
Eyes hold fire, none can tame.

Arise, my daughter, my beautiful one.

I made the corners of your smile
To hold the weight of joy;
Your words, my honey-salve
For the broken.

Arise, my daughter, my beautiful one.

I made your ears deep wells.
I hide my words inside of you.
At the right time,
your heart will spring open--
A child well-loved.