Things My Father Calls Me

Things My Father Calls Me

Written on 11/13/2019
Dagmar Morgan

Words by Dagmar Morgan

tilted crown queen…the open door to a

cathedral…star-crossed love…a parasol

of prayer…

angel turned sparkler turned 

open flame…the little engine that could 

and did 

 and will…light-footed warrior…a praise 

dance…lattice hands tangled 

with grace…a safe bet

in an uncertain time…cliff jumper…

sometimes late to the party but 

always dressed

for the occasion…woman of letters 

turning words into a sword…

a bouquet offering… 

a succession plan…the manifest destiny 

of mercy…someone worth dying for.