Dear Katherine Grace,

 

Hello from Albania.  I decided to dedicate this puppy and a poem to you.  As my only niece I hope you know how important you are to me and since I cannot tell you in person, I am telling you this way.  Please let me know what this little beast is to be called.  You make us all very proud.  Sincerely,

 

Uncle Joshua

 

Oh, honey-haired lady

I might have said

One thousand years ago

Of course you do not know your place

It melted with the snow

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For truly there were times

It seems

An angel you would make

Pressed plastic mold

In miniature

Atop white frosted cake

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A running out with cocoa cream

Placed from a baker’s bag

A swirling red

A border round

An endless game of tag

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Your legs tread heavy

Stuck to the knees

A going here to there

You found your place 

Vanilla lace

Ground sweet as apple-pear

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I love you and I miss you all so very much.