Call Me Daddy

Baby, I never realized
how you've grown,
you're not my little girl

anymore.

and you haven't for awhile,
but I've been blinding myself
from the porcelain white
truth

I'm not ready to lose my
Baby, (the girl who'd jump
on my bed to wake me up
or who drew the most artistic
stick figures a dad could hope
to have)

You frown more and laugh
less...

in my presence

(I don't think I've wrapped
my head around you being
smarter than most your
age)

You're growing,
a flower opening up,
and the only thing
I can do is
watch,

water you once in awhile,
and spray the bugs,
but I'm losing your
attention,

you keep turning to the
sun.

No matter what happens,
remember: I'll always
back you up,
catch you when you
fall,
take you back,

and above all:

I'll always be my
little girl's Daddy.