Twenty-five has come
into her own,
Wise enough to winnow what she dreams.
Even in the landscape of her face
No destination but has found its place,
Though growing up is harder than it seems.
Yearnings do not die through will
For now there is a firmness
in her tone
Indicative of some internal grace
Vividly attentive in its space,
Elegant and certain what it means.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Audio and Video Music: Shattered Paths. By Aakash Gandhi. Music free to use at YouTube.