Bronze in the City
She stands 4 feet tall, hands on her hips, head held
just high enough so her sights are on the future.
She is a little skinny in a high metabolism
busy adolescent sort of way, but almost ageless.
Her facial expression reveals strength, bravery
determination, wisdom to come. She is not
from rich parents, she is not from poor parents.
She is not her parents, but has their good qualities.
She is dressed in simple clothing and small boots
and if you stretched the imagination, there is a little
resemblance to the Greek goddess, Artemis.
She could be my grandmother, my mother
my sister, my friend, my daughter, me
and let us hope, the future.