for paige

pizza doughs rolled
and menus planned
simple beauty is in her hand

bellies full when they leave her place
green plants bloom in her wake

her loving beauty i so admire
her inner heart
her passion’s fire

her constant friendship
is like no other
she shares so generously
like a goddess mother

her quiet beauty shines so pure
her inner determination
and wisdom always endure

her playful side as big as sun
circles danced when work is done
damn! her parties are hella fun

she’s held out her hand for me more than once
but i’m not the only one to know
her thoughtful touch

in her quiet way and constant care
she’s helped so many
to grow and prosper

and this i know from being her friend
gentle beauty
is in her hand