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TO ANA ON PROM NIGHT

 

You two are a striking couple,
standing in an embrace, smiling,
dressed in your junior prom finery.

Was it just yesterday
when your mother and my brother
posed for a similar photo on their wedding day?
At fourteen,
you were the maid of honor, remember?

Now, you're growing up fast.
Before we know it,
you'll be attending your senior prom,
then graduation, college, life
with so much ahead.

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I was inspired to write this poem when my sister-in-law posted a picture of my niece and her prom date on Facebook. Click the link below to hear me read it.

To ana on prom night.mp3