juno

I am my mother’s cheers

I embody my father’s fears

I go further and further past

the painful sears

that ended mom and dad,

and ended their careers.

I am a guardian

of my mother’s ghost

I am the protector

of my father’s post

I am the gatekeeper

of their coast

I am the master

of my mom and dad’s fates

I am the master

of all my fates

I am their warrior

their savior; their angel.

I am Juno.

I am

and I am,

their love-

reborn.

-J. Juno, January 2019