.

Querida!

Your eyes were quiet embers
That found all my lonely spots
And left me with a feeling
That I long ago had lost

They whispered softly to me
In what quickened to a roar
And kindled sparks a-blazing
That would melt my very core

I didn't know my lifeblood
Could pulse again like this
To wake me in awareness
Of all that I had missed…

And I didn't know my heartbeat
Would never be the same
As before I saw your face
And before I heard your name…

Querida!*
*Spanish for Beloved, Darling
Written for Caitlyn Snow
my beautiful granddaughter