Haiku for meegoo

Sliver of sunshine

with all but two teeth, she shrieks

full of glee, no shame

eyes dart around, alert

the little explorer waits

for her next conquest

to think she knows not

the happiness she brings us

it must be magic!

ps. “meegoo” is the nick name given to our daughter Raeven. It means “flour tortoise”, and is a form of offering to Chinese deities. It’s made from flour with no filling and is often coloured pink on the outside, raised to a plump oval shape, and often moulded into the form of a tortoise. Because Raeven was very swollen and red when she was born, she was thus named. Today, she’s lost most of her weight but the nickname stuck. Still, her face is still quite round and pink, don’t you think? 😉


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