“Law School Graduation” by Naomi Sved

tears trickle down my face

as Amber dons her cap and gown


when the music begins

graduates enter the hall

but all I remember is


one more story before bedtime

giggles while playing with her friends

see her practice her slam dunk in the driveway

victory smile as she holds up her new driver’s license

admire her giving swimming lessons

to the neighborhood kids

tells me she was accepted into law school


caps are thrown into the air

on to the next step in her life