To My Better Angel [Poem] (147)

for Avery

I wake up each day with the realization that I’m your father
Yet I still can’t believe it

You are the best of me
And the best of your mother
Yet you are nothing, more or less, than my angel

I get to wake up each day
to teach you the ways of the world
I learn from you
what matters in my life
And what to let go

I get to share in your favorite things
And you in mine

You are the ruler in which everything is measured by
The cup that is always half full
You are the reason I bend but never break

Most of all
I get to have you in my life
And for that
Everything is better

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