In the way back

Back then

The me you thought you knew

Was humble and broken in two

Today she is stronger

But still a bit patchy

She has high hopes

And dreams which

Will not be smashed

She is saucy and nutty

A little bit spicy

She is a recipe for disaster

She knows her heart though

And it will not be torn

Or give into unrealistic desires.

Her heart is big and swells with love

For the world

But needs quenching when it sets aflame.

Timing is everything

And you have it

I just wish there was a way to hold this moment still

Neither forward nor back

Just still and quiet and full of this hope

Just thinking about where we will stand

If we have to build this land from scratch

We may we may

Have it stretch to the horizon one day.