To a poet

I try to evoke a feeling
with the words I use,
but what that feeling is
is down to you.
I cannot choose.

When I read
the words she writes,
I know I can never
aim that high,
so high she flies
above my head.

But the gift
that she gives to me
with her poetry,
is that I want to be
the best that I can be.

Although I know.
I will always take my place,
standing proudly
in her shadow,
the privilege is reading
what she writes.

Copyright © 2020 Lily Lawson

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